Ham radio operation dates back to the early 1900s and today numbers over 2 million people throughout the world who are engaged in non-commercial broadcasting of messages over the radio. Ham radio operators have come to be considered hobbyists but for most, like Glenn and Vivien Johnson, it’s more than just a hobby—it’s a way of communicating with people around the world. That is one of the reasons why the Johnsons decided to invest in solar + storage to ensure that their radio operation is always up and running. Like many ham radio aficionados, Glenn Johnson trusts that ham radio will always come through in a disaster, “Even when all other forms of communication are compromised or electrical power is unavailable,” he said. And having energy storage as a backup to a solar energy system seemed like the smart way to go.
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