Amateur Radio operators can help save lives in times of crisis

Amateur Radio emergency communications are vital during a crisis

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Amateur radio could save lives

In this video, part or our DXZone Youtube PlayList, and produced by 23 ABC News, the author underlines the importance of radio communications during a crisis.

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

 

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