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by puma guy
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Online Reverse Phone Book
Replies: 21
Views: 5720

Re: Online Reverse Phone Book

EEllis wrote:
puma guy wrote: Any one remember trying to use Sprint during Allison?
What 20 years ago? You don't think there have been changes since?
Sprint's system went down, it wasn't overloaded. Overloading cell systems is probably a valid concern, though. I don't think there have been any great improvements in tower structure technology that would make them more wind proof? Guy wires are guy wires. They are vulnerable to the wind and flying debris. Not related to cell phones, but I witnessed the 150ft HLP Deep Water Station high line tower collapse during Hurricane Alecia. It was a far more substantial structure than a cell tower. BTW Allison hit in June 2001 not 1995. I'm not even a Ham operator but I'll go out on a limb and say there will be times when radio will be the only communications available, especially for civilians.
by puma guy
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Online Reverse Phone Book
Replies: 21
Views: 5720

Re: Online Reverse Phone Book

Charles L. Cotton wrote:I've tried Google, but it rarely gives any useful information.

Chas.
I use whitepages.com. Like so many these days the dependency on the Internet negates the belief in maintaining actual physical documents. Our local libraries had phone books going back to the 1940's and Criss Cross Directories that went back decades. The new powers that be destroyed them all in the name of progress. But, hey, you can check out a video game! My brother tried to convince the city to keep the SW repeater for Civil Defense purposes and was told it was not needed since we have cell phones! "rlol" "rlol" "rlol" Any one remember trying to use Sprint during Allison?

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