Much of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is rural, rugged and remote outside of populated areas. Communication is challenging, cell service is spotty and unreliable as is commercial radio and satellite communications. So how does an event like the UP200 maintain contact with all its participants who are literally competing in the middle of nowhere? The answer is amateur or HAM radio.
Amateur radio operator Al Augustyn provides amateur radio communications between race officials, emergency personnel, road crossings and the mushers themselves using his ham radio equipment. And all of it done on a volunteer basis.
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