Public service communications have been a traditional responsibility of the Amateur Radio Service since 1913, when amateurs
at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University, in conjunction with numerous individual amateurs in and around the
region, successfully bridged the communications gap surrounding a large isolated area left by a severe windstorm in the Midwest.
In those early days, such disaster work was spontaneous and without previous organization of any kind. In today's Amateur
Radio, disaster work is a highly organized and worthwhile part of day-to-day operation, implemented principally through the
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the National Traffic System (NTS), both sponsored by ARRL. The Radio Amateur Civil
Emergency Service (RACES), independent nets and other amateur public service groups are also a part of ARRL-recognized Amateur
Radio public service efforts.
On this site, I'm going to talk about Emergency Communications and Amateur Radio. I'll give a bit of history on the subject
itself, as well as some background on how I got involved in it. I have also included some Amateur Radio programs and files
for you to download. This Site is Not even close to being done, so bear with me while I finish. 73's KG8BT
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