Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications

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Re: Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications

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marnofi wrote:Is ham radio the same as amateur radio?
Yes.

Amateur Radio is it's proper name, but it's often known by it's nickname Ham Radio.
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Re: Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications

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Thanks! :)
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Re: Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications

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OK... In major areas your stake probably can't have its own repeater on 2 meter... You could use 220 0r 440 or even simplex... Simplex might work better in an ate a where there are lots of members...

Mikerowaved wrote:
matthewnielsen wrote:I realize that if a general authority were to start directing that EMCOMM preparation and training take place it could cause unwanted speculation and worry.
Not necessarily. We just had a Hamfest in Salt Lake City, where Allan F. Packer (WA7BKD) of the Seventy gave the Saturday morning keynote address. The brethren have always pushed the issue of being self-reliant in adverse times and communications has always been an important part of that. providentliving.org was setup to continue to get the word out as to what wards, stakes, and/or individuals can do to prepare.

As far as utilizing amateur radio, it's very different here in Utah where there are nearly 450 stakes along the Wasatch Front. Ham radio can play a part, but there isn't enough spectrum available for each stake here to have their own frequency set aside for nets and emergencies.
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Re: Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications

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In this post I see reference to the "Facilities Management Guidelines for Meetinghouses and Other Church Property" and a link.
I am wondering with the new General Handbook version 12-2021 is the Facilities Management ..... now outdated?
The date on the one linked in this post is 2011 (I believe).
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casper684 wrote: Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:32 am I am wondering with the new General Handbook version 12-2021 is the Facilities Management ..... now outdated?
Interesting theory, but doubtful. What usually gets outdated by a new Handbook is the Official Communications (letters) which tend to act as addendums to the Handbook. A new Handbook doesn't automatically supersede all other guides.

But the question of what the current guideline is is an interesting one. I've seen times when the church leaves outdated stuff on the website. The question is if anyone can find a link from known current information to that particular guide. Off hand, I'm not finding one. What I do find seems rather simplistic, which doesn't sound like a replacement.
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Re: Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications

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I was wondering in particular I have reference to the Facilities Management with regards to a "Hold Harmless" form.
Requests by non-members, such as non-profit groups, should be directed to the Stake High Councilor assigned to scheduling. They will communicate with the assigned high councilor. As outlined in the Facilities Management Guidelines, these groups will generally be required to complete a Hold Harmless Agreement form. Just wondering if this is still the case? Thank you..
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casper684 wrote: Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:18 am I was wondering in particular I have reference to the Facilities Management with regards to a "Hold Harmless" form.
Requests by non-members, such as non-profit groups, should be directed to the Stake High Councilor assigned to scheduling. They will communicate with the assigned high councilor. As outlined in the Facilities Management Guidelines, these groups will generally be required to complete a Hold Harmless Agreement form. Just wondering if this is still the case? Thank you..
I'm not sure, but Handbook 35.5.8 would apply. It might be called for in the mentioned "Temporary Use Agreement ".

As I read it, the "Hold Harmless" is to protect the church. In the current legal environment, I don't see that need changing.
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Re: Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications

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I did contact my local FM group and was told that the Facilities Management handbook is obsolute and Church General Handbook dated 12.2021 is now the proper source for this question. Basically section 35. Thank you for your help.
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