Amateur Ham Radio Communications for Hospitals

In Mississippi, a George County hospital director wants to tap into amateur radio technology in order to assist in emergency communication 

George Regional Health System assistant safety director is a recently licensed Amateur / Ham Radio Operator Harold Murphy (KG5HGT), achieving his Technician licence in April 2015, and has recently upgraded to a General Licence.


Murphy said he knows the importance of alternative communications during major disasters, as he has worked as a safety professional in several states and experienced almost everything that mother nature send. 

His experiences include devastation from snowstorms, floods, hail, earthquakes, fires, mudslides, ice storms and tornadoes. He also weathered hurricanes Katrina and Ivan.

Throughout all of my experiences, one thing stands out — the integral piece in the response process: communication
— Harold Murphy (KG5HGT)