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Florida Hams Prove that Ham Radio Works when Cell Phones Don't:

from The ARRL Letter on March 7, 2013
Website: http://www.arrl.org/
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Florida Hams Prove that Ham Radio Works when Cell Phones Don't:

After a day of exploring the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area -- which covers 50,692 protected acres in Florida's Lake, Polk and Sumter Counties -- with his grandson, Joe Cody, KE4WDP, of Winter Haven, Florida, saw that the roads were flooding and becoming hazardous. As he tried to drive out of the area, Cody's small pick-up truck got bogged down in the mud. Since he was out of cell phone range, Cody tried calling for help on the Dade City 146.880 repeater. Richard Parker, KF4ORW, of Dade City, Florida, heard the call and answered. Read more here http://www.arrl.org/news/florida-hams-prove-that-ham-radio-works-when-cell-phones-don-t.

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