December 3, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Local ham radio group trains to support hospital system during cyber attack (Wisconsin)

Enter Portage County’s ham radio group, Portage County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) group.

Nicholas Proulx and Phil Schobert, both members of the group, spent Saturday morning participating in the simulated emergency, which tested county-wide radio communications from the group’s command center — a mobile trailer known as EM50 — parked behind the Portage Co. Annex building.

The test is sponsored annually by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and is intended to test not only members’ personal emergency-operating skills but also the readiness of each respective group’s communications equipment, Schobert said.

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