Tag: preparedness

Communication is key to surviving a disaster (Colorado)

There’s always plenty of Monday-morning-quarterbacking after major disasters, criticizing the way it was handled is easy when everything is in full view after the fact, and there will always be the “what ifs.” But disasters are inherently unpredictable — they wouldn’t be “disasters” if they weren’t. Nonetheless, there are precautionary measures that go a long […]

via HACKADAY: A Ham Radio Go-Box Packed with Functionality

“When all else fails, there’s ham radio.” With Hurricane Harvey just wrapping up, and Irma queued up to clobber Florida this weekend, hams are gearing up to pitch in with disaster communications for areas that won’t have any communications infrastructure left. And the perfect thing for the ham on the go is this ham shack […]

Ham radio groups work behind the scenes of floods, crashes and emergencies to help community (Utah)

With the advent of cellphones and all things tech, one might wonder if there is still a need for amateur radio operators. Any local radio operator will readily tell you there is — or as Orem operator Keith McQueen explains, “We’re a backup communication resource when everything else goes to pot.” Amateur radio, also dubbed […]

via the ARRL: ARRL CEO, Emergency Preparedness Manager Visit FEMA

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, and Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, recently visited Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to further explore areas of cooperation and partnership, in line with the Memorandum of Agreement that ARRL and FEMA signed in 2014. During the June 29 visit, Gallagher and Corey met with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, […]

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