[hackerspaces] hackers + Haiti

dosman dosman at packetsniffers.org
Sun Jan 17 21:54:23 CET 2010

Sounds like there's at least one other group doing something similar:

RadioReference.com's wiki has some recently updated info on radio coms  
in Haiti along with live streams:

For international ham emergency operations the "SALVATION ARMY TEAM  
EMERGENCY RADIO NETWORK" has some good info:

They also have a live stream of their radio net at times during the day.

In the US there's the ARES and RACES groups, if you dig around I'm  
sure you can find their operations manuals:

For email over ham radio there's the free WinLink system. However, be  
warned, a lot of hams hate it because it has a tendency to transmit  
over other peoples voice communications (basically there's no way for  
your system to politely wait for someone's voice transmission to end  
before it barrels out a data link to another winlink system on that  
channel). I only say this so you know what you are getting into  
politically ;)

And of course running a packet BBS is a fun way to annoy hams who want  
more APRS repeaters in your area. There is a TON of info out there on  
running a packet BBS and it seems all of the documentation was last  
updated in 1998. This site has a well rounded amount of info on a  
single page:

More Packet software:

Sorry to any hams that I might offend with my comments ;).


On Jan 17, 2010, at 2:57 PM, Far McKon wrote:

>  I do not know of a hackerspace centric group, but I do  I know of a  
> crew from Philadelphia going down that need some comm. help, and  
> medical folks.  I can connect anyone who is interested in getting  
> involved that has those skills.
> I've been trying to find info on Ham operation in emergency  
> situations, and related resources (email by radio, etc), and am  
> willing to hear suggestions/links/info if folks have them.
> hack on,
> - Far McKon
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Rogelio <scubacuda at gmail.com> wrote:
> My apologies if this has already been discussed ad nauseum, but does
> anyone know of any separate "hacker space"-ish sub groups that are
> forming to respond to the earthquake in Haiti?
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