Black Swan


Presenter: Matthew Curtin KD8TTE

The BLACK SWAN COMEX highlighted the need for modern messaging in amateur radio. Starting 1 July 2021, the BLACK SWAN net is the center of our on-air training, and may be activated if needed by an agency serving the public. The net is organized to support reliable communication throughout the state of Ohio in amateur radio spectrum, interoperably with U.S. Government stations via dedicated 5 MHz channels, using any message format, and with voice, CW, and digital emissions using the Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software (NBEMS) suite fldigi, flmsg, and flamp. The net is independent of the NGOs, clubs, and associations of amateur radio, singularly focused on being a viable emergency communications function in accordance with the first articulated justification for the amateur radio service in the United States (47 CFR 97.1)

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 20:00