Connecticut Ham Uses Radio to Help Rescue Young Canoeist


See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

You never know when that HT you have strapped to your belt will come in handy.  On 04 May 2014, amateur radio operator Keith Mutch (KB1RBI) used his HT to notify the U.S. Coast Guard of a girl and dog in distress in rough water.   Thanks to Mutch and his HT, the Coast Guard diverted a passenger ferry to rescue the girl after her canoe capsized in rough water and high winds.  The dog swam to shore, where Mutch reunited the girl with her pet.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.arrl.org

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