Reboot Amateur Radio Podcast – Episode 2 Futuristic Technology: AREDN – Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network group in South Africa Responds to Fire Disaster in the Southern Cape – June 2017

The following is a presentation by the AREDN – Mossel Bay Mesh Network. Welcome to the Reboot Amateur Radio Podcast. Your host is Johan Terblanche ZS1I.

Greetings from Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Episode 2 – In this episode we look at how futuristic technology called AREDN – Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network, group responds to a Fire Disaster in the Southern Cape in June 2017.  This podcast is for you and all those interested in futuristic technology.

Content this episode:

  • An unusually large Extratropical Cyclone, winterstorm struck the Southern coast of South Africa.
  • Fire Storm Knysna – 7 people killed (3 firefighters and 4 civilians) 10 000 displaced and around 600 structures destroyed.
  • Largest deployment of fire fighters in South Africa to date.
  • Press Release by AREDN Group in South Africa.
  • After Action Report by AREDN – Mossel Bay Mesh Network.
  • Cause of Fires – CSIR Report
  • Important and crucial role played by AREDN – Mossel Bay Mesh Network.

Content next episode:

In the next episode we look into getting the youth into Amateur Radio in today’s high tech world with a lot of competition for their attention.  Is it possible and what we need to know about the youth before we can even contemplate “recruiting” them to become futuristic radio amateurs?

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Johan ZS1I

POSTED: 9 October 2018

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