They argue CW Traffic Nets in particular are a very relevant and reliable means of communication especially during large scale disasters where there is more damage to infrastructure. Carl gave an example during Katrina, and the host cites a number interesting statistics on the effectiveness of CW message relay and gave an example from TS Marie. His comments are in the segment after the interview I mentioned. The coverage of the nets is designed to be nationwide and timely.
Here’s the ARRL link to the National Traffic System page:
ARRL NTS Powerpoint Presentation
When I joined FISTS I received my first radiogram. I think that might have been sent through the system. Pretty interesting and fun.
Yeah, listen to the podcast. I’m interested in your thoughts on it.