Emergency communications training through ARES, CERT, Emergency Management personnel, and local Civil Defense agencies can make radio amateurs more valuable and useful in times of emergencies. In the following two stories, we learn more about Amateur Radio Clubs and organizations that actively participate in training to serve their communities.
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS ON AMATEUR RADIO ROUNDTABLE
Source: http://www.eham.net/articles/ 37778.
Accessed on 18 October 2016, 01:15 hrs, UTC.
Reporter: Tom Medlin ( W5KUB).
Emergency communications will be the topic on Amateur Radio Roundtable at 8:00 PMCT on W5KUB.COM this Tuesday, October 18.
Carlos Cardon, W7QL, the President of the Cottonwood Heights Amateur Radio Club (CHARC), will describe how (his) group provides emergency communications to the city of Cottonwood Heights, Utah. The group works closely with the city and the CERT response teams to provide the city with voice, data, and video information when all other communications (are) out.
Watch the show on w5kub.com. Our chat room and telephone lines will be open for viewers to call in and ask questions. This show is also simulcast on famous international shortwave station WBCQ on 9330kHz.
ARRL PARTICIPATES IN THE KAHALA-EAST OAHU PREPAREDNESS FAIR.
Source: e-mail from Stacy (KH6OWL), ARRL Public Information Officer-Honolulu, dated 15 October 2016.
Reporter: Stacy (KH6OWL).
Honolulu, Hawaii. The American Amateur Radio League of Oahu participated in the East Oahu Preparedness Fair on October 15th, 2016 at the Kahala Maull, Kahala, Oahu, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event supported the 3 National Level ARRL campaign themes of fun & friendship, emergency communications, and technology and science.
Local ARRL members were on hand to answer questions, demonstrate radios, and hand out information of the ARRL and local Amateur Radio Clubs on Oahu.
Thanks to Steve, KH6WG, Raleigh, KH7EN, Fred, KH7CH, for setting the ARRL booth and passing out information and answering questions throughout the events.
If you and your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio Club are involved in similar events, please let me know. Upcoming events should be sent to me at least two weeks before the program, so I can notify local Hawaii Island media. Please send your news items to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
ARRL Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section