Amateur radio enthusiast is setting up an emergency communication centre and hopes to garner interest from new or future operators
Waitsburg's Brian Treadway K7BDT said he followed his grandfather's footsteps into ham radio but now uses the platform mostly in an emergency response capacity. He's hoping to garner more local interest, especially from those interested in providing emergency services.
Amateur radio, better known as ham radio is a hobby enjoyed by over a million people worldwide who call themselves "radio hams" or simply "hams." Most hams get into the hobby for fun, but ham radio can provide valuable communication services during states of emergency. When cell towers and antennas are down amateur radio is one of the few means of communication available.