Amateur Radio

I know I recently ranted about the usefulness of ham radio operators. The recent unfortunate events in the midwest tornado outbreaks have provided an example of when self sustained radio stations are vital for communication.

This article from the ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League) has the details. The ARRL is the large organization that keeps any eye on legislative issues related to amateur radio, much like the NAEMT for EMS and the IAFF & IAFC for the fire service and AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) for general aviation.

Image from the Kentucky ARRL section


About Joel

I am a paramedic, firefighter and I work for an organ procurement organization. All stories related to work have been altered to HIPPA standards and for the protection of those involved. The personal stories are different. Photography, flying, aviation, hiking, camping, travel, geocaching, amateur radio are a few of my hobbies.
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