Emergency Radio

Online Editor Corey Graff reports on emergency radios and communications.

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Video: Portable Ham Radio Activation on Colorado Summit

Video: Ham radio operator Matt, K0MOS activates a portable, emergency communications ham radio station atop Mount McConnell in Colorado. He demonstrates the ease with which amateur radio contacts are made with stations as far away as Wisconsin and Arkansas.


Field Day: Ham Radio Emergency Communications Exercise

On the fourth weekend in June, amateur (ham) radio operators from around the country and world converge on the air for Field Day, a tactical and emergency exercise designed to demonstrate the long-range communications capabilities of amateur (ham) radio.