Cell phone outages in Boston highlight Ham Radio use – Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Cell phone outages in Boston highlight Ham Radio use
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Runners weren’t the only thing stopped at the 2013 Boston Marathon following the bombing – cell phone operation screeched to a halt as well.
Another reason to keep your Amateur Radio License current. It seems that most commercial communications networks suffer most during emergencies…During the March 2011 tsunami warning for Hawaii Island, the cell phone providers were overwhelmed with calls from worried residents, despite pleas to stay off cell phoned except for dire emergencies. I was working at a commercial broadcast station at the time, and our staff had to rely on the wired phone backup to keep in contact with local civil defense officials. Texting seemed to work a bit better than cell phone voice during the emergency. While cell phones were unusable for…
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