How Do You Use Your Cellphone When In the Bush

How do you use your cellphone when you are in the bush. What are your expectations, how much do you rely on it ????  The article noted below may be an interesting read for you

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/why-its-a-real-mistake-to-count-on-a-cellphone-when-you-go-hiking/2017/09/15/7bc1a822-6595-11e7-8eb5-cbccc2e7bfbf_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories-2_hiking-918am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.4dce51b58c88

SATERN and Hurricane Watch Net Go Active Monday Sept 18 2017

Both the Hurricane Watch Net and the SATERN Net will activate on Monday Sept 18 2017 as Hurricane Jose is moving up the east coast of the United States and Hurricane Maria goes through the Caribbean .

PLEASE MONITOR THE HURRICANE WATCH SITE FOR TIMES AND FREQUENCIES.  AT   http://www.hwn.org/

The SATERN Operational Plan is

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SEPT 13 2017 SATERN Net Has Stood Down

The Salvation Army SATERN Net stood down on Sept 13 2017. They thank everyone for their cooperation

 

SATERN is no longer
monitoring the 40 meter frequency, 7.262 MHz, for traffic out of the
Hurricane Irma affected area.

Thanks for all your assistance, SATERN has help distribute multiple
Health & Welfare messages to families throughout the United States from
20 & 40 meters. Those folks were very appreciative of SATERN’s assistance.

Thanks for all your monitoring, Ken G
AG6SV

2017 BC QSO PARTY RESULTS -CHANGES IN THE CONTEST ALSO ANNOUNCED.

The following information was received from the BC QSO Party Contest Coordinator

The official results and the post-event report for BCQP 2017 have been uploaded to the BCQP section of the Orca DXCC website. The report includes my behind-the-scenes thoughts, numerical analysis and a summary of results. I believe this very detailed report puts BCQP 2017 results and activity into perspective and can help operators and elmers fine-tune their on-air strategies, whether it is for BCQP 2018 or a RAC contest or any on-air event.
The separate results pages — one for BC stations and one for out-of-BC stations — offer a more detailed breakdown of scores.

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Sept 11 2017 Hurricane Net Watch Stood Down.

The Hurricane Net Watch has been stood down. Below is a message from the net manager.

Many people have been seriously affected by Irma, José, and Katia this week. Please keep them in your prayers as well as the first responders.

I realize our net operations have disrupted normal amateur radio activity on the frequencies of 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz. I wish to sincerely thank the daily users of these frequencies to allow us to serve our fellow man during their time of need. Members of the Hurricane Watch Net, many who have regular working jobs, have taken time off to assist in this record breaking Hurricane Weather Emergency.

Sincerely,
Bobby Graves
KB5HAV  Net Manager