Often overlooked, but vitally important

Jacobsmeyer, Jay M.
August 2011
Urgent Communications;Aug2011, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the amateur of ham radio operator who can provide important communications in time of emergencies. It looks back at the origins of amateur radio, their use of Morse code, communications on the high frequency (HF) bands from 3-30 megahertz and regulation and licensing of radio operators by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).It also notes the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).


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