Ham radio perfect mixture of old/new technologies

The Camrose Canadian newspaper describes how radio amateur’s unique communications expertise can make all the difference in times of emergency

“One of the things we do is keep an emergency radio in the county office, so if we’re called on for emergency communications we have a base station set up there,” said Rose City Amateur Radio Club vice-president Gary Horne VE6GD. “The city also has our names should they need any help.”

Amateur radio operators are often called in to assist in the co-ordination of emergency services during disasters like the Pine Lake tornado, the BVJ storm, the floods in southern Alberta or the Slave Lake fire.

Read the full story at
http://www.camrosecanadian.com/2014/01/16/
ham-radio-a-perfect-mixture-of-old-and-new-technologies

Rose City Amateur Radio Club
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/ve6mo/rcarcpg1/rcarcpg1.html