Sunday, 23 December 2012

HAMNET weekly bulletin 23/12/2012

With the holiday season now in full swing and thousands of people heading to their holiday resorts, road accidents are unfortunately taking its toll!

We have been monitoring 7,110MHz but apart from one or two other monitors, the frequency is very quiet – except for static! We anticipate that most holiday makers will be on the roads over this weekend prior to the week ending on the 30th of December.

The busy routes as usual are the N1 from Johannesburg via Bloemfontein to Cape Town as well as to the north to Zimbabwe. The N3 from Johannesburg to Durban was carrying exceptionally heavy traffic with some very serious accidents on this route already this season!

The N4 to Mozambique is also busy and most border posts are staying open for longer hours to accommodate the influx of people.

From me personally, I would like to take this opportunity to not only thank all those volunteers who unselfishly gave their time to call-outs, exercises and duties during this year, but also to wish all of you a Blessed Christmas period and may all your dreams be fulfilled in the new year.

If you are driving or going away, please take care as we dearly would not like to count you as another statistic at the end of the holiday season.

We will continue to monitor 7,110 MHz and you are welcome to join us for chat should we be on frequency as monitoring will be on an ad-hoc basis.

Reporting for Hamnet, this is Francois Botha – ZS6BUU.

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