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8 Multiplexed Audio Channels would be an asset to Emergency Management Organizations

K2CM Member ✭✭
edited November 2016 in New Ideas
If the 6700 software had the capability to generate 8 multiplexed audio channels that the Tioga County emergency command center could put on our internal PC network, and if we had software whereby any PC in the building could select any channel such as "Salvation Army 80 meter net", "Red Cross Shelter Communications", "NY State Electric and Gas", and the like, the 6700 would be able to meet one of our counties needs. I am not sure if other counties have a similar need. I work as a ham radio volunteer for Tioga County Emergency management here in NY. The emergency service department coordinates many different organizations in an emergency, including organizations that use ham and commercial radio such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Mars, the Power Company, and others. Different groups within the county need to monitor communications from different organizations. In an emergency the Emergency Services Manager often has a need to monitor ham, mars nets, and commercial services in order to determine who is doing what and who needs what. This is, unfortunately, a frequent need as our local counties, Tioga, Broome, Cortland, have experienced severe flooding for several years in a row, losing a thousand or so homes and businesses to flood waters. We also lost many schools and some of our Red Cross shelters. While a vhf/uhf scanner can meet some needs, there is a need to monitor multiple HF channels too. Do any other emergency organizations have this type of need? (FYI, our family business was flooded to the ceiling in 2011 too!)
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