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El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club (EDCARC) to introduce local GMRS “Radio For The Rest of Us” safety programs
The Mountain Democrat, just recently published a story on the front page of their December 09 edition about the efforts by our El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club (EDCARC) to introduce local GMRS “Radio For The Rest of Us” safety programs in some of our area’s Fire Safe Councils: https://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/when-cell-service-goes-down-radio-to-the-rescue/
Although there were a few minor typos and mis-quotes in the article, we appreciated the tremendous positive PR this has generated for the Club and for local Community Safety efforts.
The El Dorado County Amateur Radio ClubEDCARC.net
Best Regards, Alan Thompson – W6WN
“Geomagnetic storms attack the lifeblood of modern technology: electricity. A space weather storm typically lasts for two or three days, during which the entire planet is subjected to powerful electromagnetic forces. The National Academy of Sciences study concluded that an especially massive storm would damage and shut down power grids and communications networks worldwide.”
Thanks Alan for sending this along. First Net is dedicated emergency services phone and data network on 700Mhz.
“Amateur operators can continue to provide valuable information to emergency operations centers in the recovery phase of disasters,” he said. “Whether that intelligence gathering is reporting on storm clouds, power outages, or road closures, amateurs can help provide critical, real-time information about conditions over a vast area. While first responders are treating the injured or protecting life and property, the amateur community can concentrate on assessing the overall picture.”
“The hype about broadband should not result in amateurs inadvertently being swept under the rug,” Haller stressed. “Be sure the public safety organizations never forget how valuable the amateurs are!”
Welcome to Nevada County ARES Richard!
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Check out this great video of HAMS preparing for disaster.