[aprssig] FW: IEEE-USA's Communications & Power Disaster Relief Vehicle to Debut Saturday 2 April

khufford khufford at atlanticbb.net
Wed Mar 9 19:19:11 EST 2016

I think the American Red Cross took all their Comm. Vehicles and took them apart..

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From: Robert Bruninga via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org> 
Date: 3/9/2016  19:02  (GMT-05:00) 
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Subject: [aprssig] FW: IEEE-USA's Communications & Power Disaster Relief Vehicle to Debut Saturday 2 April 

Sounds like this vehicle needs Hams and APRS on it.  Anyone in Norfolk want to go take a  look and see if there is room for APRS or a Ham station?Bob, WB4AOR From: owner-ieee-media at ieee.org [mailto:owner-ieee-media at ieee.org] On Behalf Of Chris McManes

NEWS from IEEE-USA  Communications & Power Disaster Relief Vehicle to Debut in Norfolk on Saturday 2 April WASHINGTON (9 March 2016) -- IEEE-USA will unveil its communications and power disaster relief vehicle to the public at the Marriott Norfolk (Va.) Waterside Hotel on Saturday 2 April from 1 to 3 p.m.  The “Mobile Outreach VEhicle” -- MOVE -- will travel to communities hit hard by natural disasters and infrastructure failures to provide rechargeable power banks, real-time survivor information and Wi-Fi until regular electricity and data services can be restored.  IEEE-member engineers and high-tech professionals will begin volunteer training during IEEE Region 3’s SoutheastCon 2016 in Norfolk, Va., 30 March to 3 April. The truck is the centerpiece of IEEE-USA’s MOVE Community Outreach program, which includes a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education component. When not deployed to a disaster zone, the vehicle will travel to places such as schools, libraries, fairs and sporting events to raise awareness about the social impact advanced technologies can have.  The MOVE truck is equipped to provide disaster victims with the ability to charge their cell phones and gain Internet access. “They’ll be able to at least communicate with loved ones,” www.promiseoftomorrow.biz/audio/030716/030716.htm The American Red Cross, Eastern North Carolina Region is partnering with IEEE-USA on the program. “Supporting the communication, power and information needs of a community after a major disaster is vital to providing a path to recovery,” said Barry Porter, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross in Raleigh, N.C. For additional information and to donate to, or volunteer for, this initiative, visit move.ieeeusa.org and www.facebook.com/ieeeusamove/. 
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