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2020-11-24 01:20:02 UTC









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Dan Montague

Jacksonville 32256
United States, Florida

united states

Call data

Last update:2020-11-23 23:59:45
QTH:Jacksonville FL
Main prefix:K
Federal state:Florida
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2020-11-20 21:18:15
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no


I've lived in Jacksonville FL for over 20 years. Interested in radio for years and in June 2020 I studied for and passed the Technician license.

Currently experimenting with emergency communications solutions for my family. Our most common method of communication is cell phone, both voice and SMS text messaging. Next most common is email, or more broadly internet mediated communications (e.g., VOIP, Facebook postings, etc.), which may be transported over cell phone or cable connection.

My specific interest is something to fill the communications gap in the event of power outage, due to disaster (e.g., hurricane, wild fire, etc.). During hurricanes in recent past years we have suffered brief local power outages and also cell phone disruptions from a few seconds to several days. I am currently investigating amateur radio solutions to help deliver brief messages from inside the impact zone to family members outside the impact zone. Currently I have an AnyTone AT D878-UV 6 Watt handheld transceiver. and I am working to get APRS working without hotspot (due to expected power outage) in both analog & digital modes so I can send SMS text.

Meanwhile, I have made contact with local amateur clubs, learned how to program a codeplug for the radio, learned about the repeaters near me (both analog and digital), about the local directed amateur nets that practice emergency communication & increase the operational readiness of local amateurs, about the amateur organizations that serve local emergency operations centers, about written "radio grams", about the National Traffic System, etc.


AnyTone AT D878-UV Plus


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