« Continue Browsing

Article Preview

Local station set up for amateur radio operators on Field Day, June 23-24

Published 06/16/2012, Park Rapids Enterprise

Despite the Internet, cell phones, e-mail, and modern communications; every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice, floods, and hurricanes can leave people without the means to communicate or can take down the power grid. One emergency service that has never failed in these dire situations is amateur radio. Amateur radio operators, often called “hams,” have provided backup, emergency communication for the American Red Cross, local law enforcement, search and rescue teams, civil defense, FEMA and even for the International Space Station.

Word count: 263

Log In

The full article is available to newspaper subscribers. If you are a subscriber please log in to continue reading.

E-mail:
Password:
 

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Click here to set one up. You will need your subscription account number and phone number.

Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Reset Your Password

Please enter your full e-mail address. We will e-mail you a temporary password.
E-mail: