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June 21, 2013

Hammin’ it up this weekend

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WASHINGTON —

“We will have our area set up at the park but it the equipment could be set up anywhere it could be necessary,” said Holland.

The ham radio slogan, “When all else fails, ham radios work,” really rings true since the radios do not require any additional phone system, internet or other infrastructure that could be out of service during bad weather or a disaster.

Allen Pitts of the American Radio Relay League said, “The fastest way to turn a crisis into a total disaster is to lose communications. From the earthquake and tsunami in Japan to tornadoes in Missouri, ham radio provided the most reliable communication networks in the first critical hours of the events. Because ham radios are not dependent on the internet, cell towers or other infrastructure, they work when nothing else is available. We need nothing between us but air.”

For more information on the Daviess County Amateur Radio Club, please visit their website www.daviesscountyarc.org.

 

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