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Using Ham Radio During Natural Disasters:

from wsbt.com on September 22, 2017
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Using Ham Radio During Natural Disasters:  
by W5GNB on September 22, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
All I see on the news is how there are NO communications on Puerto Rico after the storm this week. Is there NOT any ham radio assistance going on in that area ????
 
RE: Using Ham Radio During Natural Disasters:  
by KS2G on September 23, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
>>W5GBN wrote: All I see on the news is how there are NO communications on Puerto Rico after the storm this week. Is there NOT any ham radio assistance going on in that area ????

There's been LOTS of news reports about ham radio providing communications with PR and the other devastated islands.

Two of them posted right here on eHam.net:

Long Island Ham Radio Operator Helps Relay Messages From Hurricane Victims In Puerto Rico
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/22/ham-radio-hurricane-maria/

Florida Pastor Uses Ham Radio to Get Information from Puerto Rico
http://www.fox25boston.com/news/trending-now/florida-pastor-uses-ham-radio-to-get-information-from-puerto-rico/613025986
 
RE: Using Ham Radio During Natural Disasters:  
by N9EGM on September 24, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
the info I have is that most of the large antennas are down, and there is no power. The few hams that have come up have put up wire antennas and have generators for power. But the draw back is that fuel is limited at this time. So the few on the air have been spotty.
 
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