Big Island ARRL News, 17 April 2017, 04:15 hrs, UTC, Post #172.
Source: e-mail from Eric Grabowski (KH6CQ), dated 16 April 2017.
On Sunday, 16 April 2017, I received this e-mail from Eric Grabowski (KH6CQ) concerning a most informative article on emergency communications:
> wanted to share with you an article that appeared in the
> April edition of Emergency Management magazine which is
> published by a division of e.Republic
> located in Folsom, CA 95630.
> would add that getting licensed is only the first step in
> becoming a valuable asset in an emergency situation.
> It’s very important to practice using your radios ahead
> of time so you’ll be ready to communicate effectively
> when you’re needed. One way to do this is to check into
> the various local weekly nets but another way is just to
> talk to one another using your radios instead of your cell
> phones. Give it a try sometime. It’s fun!
> to all of you who attended the NWS SKYWARN training
> Communications Driving Increase in Amateur Radio
> Operators (http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Emergency-Communications-Driving-Increase-in-Amateur-Radio-Operators.html).
Thanks, Eric for mentioning this excellent, well-written article. It’s good to see some major industry publications giving some needed PR to Amateur Radio.
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