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Arizona experiences communications shutdown

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:54 pm
by ki6kui
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

Re: Arizona experiences communications shutdown

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:03 pm
by DaveK
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.

Re: Arizona experiences communications shutdown

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:40 pm
by cruiserlarry
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:

Re: Arizona experiences communications shutdown

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:37 am
by brentbba
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!