By ANGELO BRUSCAS
In an emergency such as an earthquake, tsunami or major storm, there may be only one way to communicate with the outside world.
With power out, roads blocked and telephone or computer access disconnected, a network of amateur ham radio operators could provide the main lifeline between the isolated coast and the rest of Western Washington.
Over this past weekend, a group from Grays Harbor Amateur Radio demonstrated how they could quickly communicate across the globe, setting up mobile operations at the Ocean Shores Fire Department’s South Station on Marine View Drive.
“This can all be set up without any power whatsoever,” said Doug Hill of Aberdeen, who had his radio set up in the back of his pickup, with a charged powerbox and solar panels to provide electricity for his unit, and a mobile antenna to carry the signal. He can even hook up to his truck. “And it sets up quick. I can do this all by myself….READ MORE
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