Welcome to Handiham World.
Halloween falls on e-letter day, so Jasper and I just have to wish you all a happy Halloween! We have moved our office from Camp Courage back to Courage Center. Moving day was yesterday, October 30.
Of course the really big news is the storm damage on the East Coast.
I've noticed the same things happen every time there is a widespread emergency like this one:
- There are always people in the general public who are not prepared, either because they do not hear the warnings or do not heed them.
- It still surprises people when public transportation and communications infrastructure cease to function.
- A core of dedicated amateur radio operators remains ready to provide alternate communications. This is sometimes a surprise to the general public and even to politicians who should know better.
Photo courtesy Dr. Dave Justis, KN0S, Wicomico, VA: "I have turned the beam off to the SW as the winds are now shifting.. Listen up at 14.325 on the Hurricane net." The York dock near the KN0S QTH is pictured here. The photo was sent to me on Monday as Sandy was approaching Virginia, traveling north through the Atlantic.
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Patrick Tice, WA0TDA