Arizona experiences communications shutdown

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Arizona experiences communications shutdown

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Post by ki6kui » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:54 pm

This is another example of where radio is still needed. Everyone should at least have a GMRS radio to be able to communicate in case of a complete shutdown of other communication options.

Vandalism in Arizona Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Across State
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Post by DaveK » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:03 pm

How vulnerable is our communication system when half of a state can be shut down by a vandal with a hack saw? Time to get a plan and a good set of Ham radios to be prepared when a bigger disaster hits.
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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:40 pm

DaveK wrote:How vulnerable is our communication system when half of a state can be shut down by a vandal with a hack saw? Time to get a plan and a good set of Ham radios to be prepared when a bigger disaster hits.
Done :mrgreen:
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Post by brentbba » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:37 am

It was only Century Link in Northern AZ. Vandals cut a fiber optic cable. The Scottsdale/Phoenix area which is Cox was just fine. Flagstaff, Prescott, etc were in a world of hurt. Working over here right now so it was big news all over...which of course I could watch with Cox in Scottsdale. :mrgreen:

Regardless, point well taken on alternative comms!

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