By BOB PETCHER
“A major disaster is expected right before this upcoming weekend. Every resident and visitor on Estero Island and surrounding barrier islands in the area should be on high alert.
That message will be the heartbeat for dozens of amateur (ham) radio operators this Friday afternoon when an imaginary hurricane comes ashore on Fort Myers Beach. This simulated disaster will bring out dozens of volunteers with radio technology skills and operating principles from Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, and Collier counties on Friday and Saturday.
The goal for these seasoned commercial radio folks is to practice coordinated emergency radio response among each county’s hospitals, emergency shelters and Red Cross facilities, as well as Emergency Operations Center amateur radio rooms. Both equipment and the operators will be tested for functional readiness. Operators will utilize their training to provide shortwave radio communications between the remote facilities, regional networks and the EOC amateur radio rooms of each county….. Read Full Article
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