Ham stations to provide public service during storms – Tri Parish Times


Ham stations to provide public service during storms
Tri Parish Times
Wade says the FCC granted the bayou region two amateur radio licenses in February to operate low-power FM signals.

Source: www.tri-parishtimes.com

Members of the Bayou Regional Amateur Radio Society have taken emergency communications to the next level.  According to the "Tri-Parish Times & BusinessNews", amateur radio operators have secured a license for two, low-power FM stations to serve communities near Galliano and Houma.  According to amateur radio operator Martin Wade, the 100-watt FM signals will cover approximately 10-square miles with emergency information in the event of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane.  During non-emergency periods, the two FM stations will offer community and public service programs.  Both stations have emergency power back up and can be controlled remotely if needed.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

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