SWFL amateur radio operators help connect with families in Bahamas (Florida)

Communication is key after a devastating storm. Families across Southwest Florida are trying to make sure families in the Bahamas are safe. That’s when ham radios come in handy.

Volunteers of the Amateur Radio Association of Southwest Florida responded to the American Red Cross Center in Collier County and worked to get families connected with loved ones.

“We look at our role as communication providers of last resort,” said Larry Kielasa, emergency services coordinator and president of ARASWF.

Kielasa volunteers with about 100 other comrades in Collier County to bring communication to those who are in danger and may need help, all usually after a natural disaster strikes.

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