Part of being a Radio amateur (Ham) is community service. Hams provide communications during emergencies when the cell phone and Internet services go out. It's 1930's technology, but it works.
We even use a Satellite dish to get on the Internet so people can get messages sent by email to family and friends during a disaster.
I'm also posting this information on Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief at www.ki4dzy.nottely.net where you can find contact information.
Georgia Baptist Relief is an organization second to the Red Cross, as far as numbers are concerned. I am part of the communications group, but you don't have to be a ham or even Baptist to join. In addition to communications, there is a need for cleanup crews, child care, and food groups. To learn more google on Georgia Baptist Relief. I'm also posting the following training here.
KF4CU _ _ ... ..._ _ Morse code for best wishes (73).
Phase Two Training Woodstock, GA
March 2-3, 2007
11905 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30188
Registration Deadline : February 23, 2007 Cost $35.00
NOTE: You must be at least 18 years old to participate, must have received our Phase I Disaster Relief Training, and we recommend that you have experienced a disaster deployment before participating in Phase II.
Phase one Training in Chatsworth, GA
May 18-19, 2007
Holly Creek BC
422 Holly Creek Cool Springs Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Registration Deadline : May 11, 2007 Cost $35.00
Other Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief News
Disaster Relief Clean-up and Recovery ,
Unit GA13R has been activated to help with the clean-up of storms in
Missouri. This area was hit with sever winter storms which caused
considerable tree damage. Our specific location may change from
time to time, but we are beginning our service in SW Missouri.
Disaster Relief units are working over a large area to provide
assistance to the people impacted by the storms. Numerous States
already have DR teams working in Missouri and Oklahoma. With God's
help, we will send teams on a rotating basis to help the people who
were struck by the storms.
Sounds like you have a nut loose behind the keyboard.