Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Amateur Radio Saving Hurricane Victims

ARRLWeb: Amateur Radio Volunteers Involved in Katrina Recovery

Cell phones, wireless internet, and everything else high-tech doesn't mean much in a crisis when the power goes out, the infrastructure has been damaged or is overloaded with traffic.

The linked article provides an insight into how amateur HAM radio operators are saving lives and keeping desparate lines of communication open to the areas hardest hit by hurricane Katrina. (gotta loves the geeks!)

A call for help that involved a combination of cell telephone calls and Amateur Radio was instrumental in saving 15 people stranded by floodwaters on the roof of a house in New Orleans.


Post a Comment

<< Home