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The ARRL National Traffic System (NTS) is not like the proposed Emergency Ham Network.


For generations the ARRL has overseen NTS. This national system says in Its documentation "to handle written traffic and participate in directed nets." Reading more of the official documentation, it was difficult for me to get a clear understanding of their charter or administration process. There is a well-developed operating procedures and rules....

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Would the Emergency Ham Network protect our licensed allocations?


What would you use a national digital network for when there was not an emergency? It makes no sense to develop such a complex challenging project just to leave it sitting waiting for its ultimate test. For context, let's consider the lonely UPS powering your computer system. For months it sits apparently powering your electronics, then suddenly no...

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