Radio Hams Prepare Florida Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is approaching in Florida, and Amateur / Ham Radio Operators are getting ready to support.

Operators are emphasising the importance of the tests, noting that when the power and internet go out, ham radios are a dependable source of communication.

It’s basically resource allocation. Let’s say there are 5,000 people at the shelter in Palm Beach, and we need to get them food, we need to get them water, the roads are out on I-95, people can’t travel the roads.
— Barry Porter KB1PA

These type of tests take place three to four times a year.    

Porter says his ham radios are extremely useful during powerful hurricanes where some areas lose power for days.

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