New Louisiana communications failure #emcomm

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Yet another new public safety communications system failed.  Please read the below info from Marilyn.
Need to remember these things when planning for EMCOMM

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Date: September 18, 2012 4:55:04 PM PDT
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Subject: [pr:12297]  Fwd: [VOIP-WXNET] Digest Number 1222

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Digest #1222
Did You Know ..... by "Joe" alarmman20



Did You Know .....

Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:26 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Joe" alarmman20

Did you know that the New Louisiana State 700 MHZ system partialy failed during Hurricane Isaac. (Yes, the one that cost millions of dollars to create.) The part that failed was the links to Baton Rouge EOC State Office/ GOSHEP. In another words some agencies were unable to communicate to GOSHEP. However the 146.82 repeater in New Orleans miantain its echo link and RF links to Hammond and Baton Rouge during the storm.

It only shows again when all eles fails Ham Radio gets it done.

73's Joe N5OZG

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