Public health conducts emergency response Ham radio exercise

Thursday, June 26, 2014, Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Public Health conducted a HAM radio communication exercise with health care coalition partners throughout the county simulating an event which disrupted normal lines…


Days before the scheduled 2014 ARRL Field Day, amateur radio operators from the Ukiah, California area participated in an emergency communications exercise conducted by the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) on 26 June 2014. Thirty-five hams volunteered their expertise to man health care facilities, including area hospitals, during the simulated emergency exercise.  Public safety agencies participating in the exercise told the "Ukiah Daily Journal" that "HAM" Radio is a vital emergency tool in times of disaster if other methods of communication are not available."  Nice, positive article about amateur radio and the types of service it can give to local communities.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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