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DISTRESS AND HAM RADIO OPERATORS

False distress calls are costing tax payers millions each year and places equipment and operators in possible jeopardy. The topic of discussion at a ham radio club meeting was on distress communications. I was not able to attend but after … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t We Hear This On The News? Ham Save Passengers On Air Plane.

Photo From Irish Sun  A 29 year old Irish ham radio operator, Benny Young of Tyrone, is credited with possibly saving the lives of passengers and crew on a United Airlines passenger plane en route from Dublin to Boston by … Continue reading

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DISTRESS AND HAM RADIO OPERATORS

A ham radio club in New Jersey held a meeting one evening where they had a special speaker talking about distress communications. As I sat listening to the repeater and working one of the hams that had been at that … Continue reading

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A DISTRESS CALLS IS NOT A JOKE

Have you ever watched a TV show where the police officer asks the suspect “where were you” on a certain day at a certain time and you find yourself trying to remember where you were at that time?  Sometimes I … Continue reading

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HOW TO GIVE AND RESPOND TO A DISTRESS CALL

First reaction to a distress call should be, “this is real can I help?”  Then listen to the whole message to see if you might have an ability to render assistance.  If you are not in a position to help … Continue reading

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