Proven technology remains viable disaster communication tool – DVIDS

Proven technology remains viable disaster communication tool
… radio tower to support the Emergency Management Office.


A well-written article from The Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) supporting the use of High Frequency (HF) as critical element of an emergency communications system.  This quote from the article "hits the nail on the proverbial head":

High-Frequency radio has withstood the historical evolution of telecommunications and remains a relevant means to transmit information over long distances.  The mode is used by emergency management organizations and amateur enthusiasts, also known as ham operators."  

To that end, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–Alaska District–has built a new tower and antenna at Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson to complement today’s state-of-the-art tools.  According to DVIDS, the structure is 102-feet/31.09 meters tall and supports a multi-element log periodic antenna on a 72-foot/21.95 meters boom.  The entire structure weighs over 2,100 pounds/954.54 kg.  How would you like an antenna like this in your backyard? Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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