XXX Ham Radio in Emergency Operations | Domestic Preparedness Pictures
Disasters, both near and far, still occur today, and ham radio operators continue to volunteer their skills and personal radio equipment to serve the public. From a planning and operations perspective, emergency management professionals must effectively include these volunteer resources into comprehensive emergency management plans CEMPs.
Amateur bands are useful for reporting local events to the EOC's attention with a lack of communication. Many of these will come via mobile or even HT, the ideal EOC should be able to receive an HT signal and understand it sent anywhere within it's domain of operations.
Amateur Radio in EOC Operations. Amateur Radio can help: • Communications • Create the capability where it don’t normally exist • Provide backup capability where existing systems have failed • Information collection and dissemination.