Amateur radio could save lives
In times of crisis , ham radio is widely used for emergency communication especially in crisis where conventional communications fail.
Amateur Radio Communications, unlike most commercial systems, are very reliable, since are independent by third parties that usually fail, and do not suffer in case of minor disasters of overload and saturation.
Around the world Amateur Radio Emergecy Services are managed in different ways. In many cases both the govenament and national ham radio clubs coexist and cooperate, in some others only the governament organizations are allowed to operate and are coordinated.
World Wide Amateur Radio Emergency Services
- Amateur Radio Emergency Service – ARRL
- Radio Amateurs of Canada – Amateur Radio Emergency Service
- New Zealand – AREC
- Australia – Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
- United Kingdoom – Raynet
- Germany – Notfunk
- Ireland – AREN
- Netherlands – DARES
- France – FNRASEC
- South Africa – Hamnet KZN