by Kristian Foden-Vencil OPB
The state is cutting ties with the head of Oregon’s amateur radio service, Vince Van Der Hyde.
The cut comes after he asked volunteers not to take part in a recent emergency drill — because of bad equipment and control issues.
When Oregon suffers a major earthquake, cell phones, telephone lines and other communication systems may fail — or be overwhelmed. So the state has an agreement with amateur radio enthusiasts to provide a backup system.
That system was scheduled to be tested during a drill last week.….READ MORE
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