ARE YOU COMING TO THE ECLIPSE ?? If so,
we need your help !!!
make sure you bring your 2-meter radio.
THIS INFO IS FOR
OUT OF AREA HAMS
The Pocatello Amateur Radio Club in cooperation with the
local law enforcement in our area
WILL BE Running a NET
for safety, emergencies, general information about traffic flow, presuming we
have time (?) giving general directions around Pocatello.
Our NCS will be N7PI, please join us, we will take check ins and
road reports, so tune into the action !
we will also try to monitor our 147.060 repeater for traffic as well as 146.52 in
the Pocatello area
We will have direct communication with the Pocatello , Bannock county and Idaho
"out of area" hams coming up I-15 into our area are requested to
be mindful that we are operating
a safety and emergency net. This doesn't mean
we are closing our repeaters to general QSO's , however
attempt to keep your
short, and of course, emergency traffic has precedence.
Our net will be operational from Sunday morning (20 Aug) to
Tuesday midday. Depending on Cell Outages.
The experts are expecting the Cell Telephone
services to be either jammed or completely
non-functional for voice calls, at
least sometimes during the eclipse,
(Only time will tell if they are correct).
However, PARC is taking this possibility seriously.
the Cell systems are down, YOU MOBILES will be very important
reporting any kind of emergencies you might come upon. Whether that's on the
or maybe in a parking lot, out in the field, wherever, if you see something that just
doesn't seem right, or you
think needs attention, call it in to our net. We will forward your
report to the Emergency Operations Center. Cell systems down? Ham Radio
may become the eyes and ears for emergencies.
If the Cell system is up , we request you call 911 with emergencies , the 911 system routes
your call to services close to your location.
Pocatello/Chubbuck is a great place to have lunch or supper break, maybe we can
direct you to some LOCAL
restaurants, rather than the big chains. If your lost, call in for directions.
Consider getting a paper map of our area, in all likelihood, the mapping
app on your smart phone or tablets will be NON-Functional,
bring supplies, lots of water. Presume everything will go smoothly, but be
prepared for delays ??,
businesses, like gas stations may be overloaded with customers...
Once you go north of Pocatello, things get a bit more limited,
Blackfoot has services too, but not as many as Pocatello.
Idaho Falls is expected to be overloaded ?? Arco and north are somewhat limited, be advised
: be ready.
repeater + split, 100 hz PL Main NET Frequency
147.060 repeater + split, 100 hz PL
146.52 simplex in the Pocatello area
If you have APRS, have it switched on !
you might consider programming your
radios before you leave home
heres a link
for all Idaho Repeaters,
This link will take you to the Pocatello City government site, with some
other information http://www.pocatello.us/eclipse
FIRE is one of the biggest concerns,
catalytic converter is VERY HOT, pulling off the road into high dry grass
is asking for problems.
if your in a field with hundreds of cars, a fire could really ruin your fun ! The
black smoke from burning tires
and thousands of gallons of gasoline could BLOT
out the main event, The Eclipse...
BE CAREFUL ,
roads could be congested and fire trucks could take hours to
get to you.
One word of caution,
Remember we are NOT law enforcement,
and should NOT presume to be.
THIS INFO IS FOR PARC
MEMBERS and all amateurs in our area......
keep your radio on, be prepared, authorities aren't sure what to expect,
getting around town may become a challenge,
especially close to I-15
interchanges. you might want to make sure you have plenty of food in your house,
shouldn't plan to eat in a restaurant on Sunday or Monday, OR try
to fill your tank with gasoline, whatever.