Welcome to CommsConnectUS!
No one can help everyone, everywhere, all the time. But everyone can help someone, sometime!
What IS CommsConnectUS?
The CommsConnectUS program is really quite simple, but very powerful!
It is a combination of various “Comm-Links and platforms” that interface our network of HAMS, Non-HAMs, and our CommsConnectUS “family” (the combined membership of all of our “Partner Groups”), to provide emergency assistance to any member of those Partner Groups.
We currently have a combined Team of almost 200,000, including Social Media groups, our vast network of Ham Radio Operators, and our CommsConnectUS-Zello Corps. If you need emergency assistance, chances are pretty good that we have someone near enough to lend assistance, no matter where you are.
CommsConnctUS was created in order to provide an added layer of security, protection, and accountability for members of our Partner Groups by providing an intact Communications network even when conventional systems are compromised or down.
Diminished communications can be the result of anything from a large scale natural/manmade disaster, to a lone Traveler going through remote areas of the country with diminished or no cell phone coverage. Sometimes, it’s a lone Traveler who just wants the reassurance that they aren’t traveling alone.
Since its inception, the CommsConnectUS program has successfully accomplished hundreds of Traveler Missions, both nationally and internationally, and dozens of Operations and Missions during natural and manmade disasters (including many “Rescues”). Besides our own disaster response volunteers, we also work closely with and coordinate other “Volunteer Disaster Response Organizations” such as United Cajun Navy, Louisiana Cajun Navy, Louisiana Storm Patrol, SOS, and several volunteer Disaster Medical Teams. In addition, we provide dedicated/encrypted closed communication systems, real-time tracking for field personnel, and an “in-house” Emergency Assist Request intake, processing, and archiving, system for our numerous volunteer disaster response partner groups.
The objective of CommsConnectUS is NOT intended to take the place of any 9-1-1 Emergency Service, system or agency, nor even AAA. But it is intended to provide the peace of mind in knowing that there is a nation-wide network of neighbors who are ready, willing, and able, to offer assistance if and when it is needed.
A member in another group recently posed the question, “How can you offer this for free, what’s the catch?”. If you have the same question, here was my reply to her:
My most sincere thanks to the members of the CommsConnectUS Ops Team, members of our CommsConnectUS-HAMNet, our CommsConnectUS-Zello Corp, and ALL of our Partner Groups, who make this work.
Please note: Assistance is NOT guaranteed but rest assured that we will do our utmost to get assistance to you, should you need it!