Ham Radio’s Role In Emergencies


Big Island ARRL News, 17 November 2016, 06:35 hrs, UTC, Post #44.

Accessed on 17 November 2016, 06:35 hrs, UTC.

Author:  KH6OWL–ARRL Public Information Officer, Oahu, ARRL Pacific Section.

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Thanks to KH6OWL for this upbeat article concerning the role of radio amateurs in emergencies.  The discussion covers a lot of ground and tells what amateur radio operators do in times of natural or human-caused emergencies.

Excellent photos complement the points made in the article.  You can even see the author, KH6OWL, operating amateur radio satellites from Hawaii.  The article also refers to the “National Geographic” mission to Mars program.

Licensed amateur radio operators are encouraged to join ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), which serves local, state, and national agencies in times of emergencies.

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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