Well I was hoping to pin the original post that has gotten his tit in the wringer again, but the site that hosted it with respect to PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency) has pulled his information and slapped his wrist.
Short version, noobie had posted a list of digital mode frequencies that we (normal not ARES worthy) Hams need to stay away from in preparation of the impending doom we on our side of the Commonweath call a minor snow storm.
Anyway after much butthurt caused by our members and them getting booted from the same site, someone had enough foresight to send a copy of his bullshit to PEMA and here is their response.
“Dear County ARES/RACES/ACS Coordinators and friends,
Last night around 11:00 pm an unfortunate incident was brought to my attention by one of my PEMA ACS Officers. He was concerned about an entry that someone posted on an Amateur Radio Page on Facebook. I did a little research into both the post and the person doing the posting.
Someone posted a message on the page telling people to refrain from using certain frequencies stating that PEMA ACS was conducting an emergency NET. He also misidentified himself as being a PEMA ACS Liaison. He does not, nor did he ever represent PEMA ACS in any manner. We had not even heard of him until last night.
The person who made the post was a teenager who is fairly new to amateur radio. He earned his license earlier this year and became active with his local county RACES unit. I spoke with the county’s RACES Coordinator who is familiar with this person and he will address the situation with the teen.
The post has since been removed from Facebook but it left me very concerned.
This incident provides me with the opportunity to remind you that PEMA ACS will NEVER tell you what to do or not do. My staff and I will never tell you to stay off any frequency. And PEMA has very restrictive social media policies so you will never see us posting about NETs on Facebook or any other social media platform.
I contacted the board administrator as soon as I saw the post and had it pulled. If you should ever see or hear of anything like this in the future, please know that it will not have come from us. And please let me know so that I can deal with the problem. I take my promise to you very seriously and wanted to reassure you that this was not from PEMA ACS.
Could you please forward this email to any amateur radio operators within your organization. I want to make sure that everyone knows this post did not originate from our organization.
Susan D. Singer | Emergency Management Specialist
Commonwealth ACS Coordinator
Division of Logistics & Resource Management
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency”
To the agitators, excellent work, your getting banned will get you a beer bought by me at Dayton.