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Add Amateur Radio to Your Disaster Toolkit

Add Amateur Radio to Your Disaster Toolkit

The SJC Amateur Radio Society is located in San Juan County, Washington.  The Society was formed to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, fellowship, and individual operating efficiency; and to so conduct programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.  Their callsign is N7JN.

“Add amateur radio to your disaster toolkit” was submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society. 

Has COVID got you thinking about what you can do to prepare for future emergencies and disasters, like the inevitable Cascadia Subduction Zone mega-quake? We know that it will grind our region to a halt for weeks if not months, knocking out power, transportation, and regular communications. Consider adding amateur radio skills to your personal preparations.

The San Juan County Amateur Radio Society will be hosting a free amateur radio (“ham radio”) license exam on May 15 in Friday Harbor. Socially distanced testing will follow COVID minimum-contact protocols in compliance with state guidance. Tests will be administered to each candidate separately. Interested parties should contact Kenny KU7M at kenny@holenwall.com. All ages welcome! Pre-registration is required by May 10.

Source:  Islands' Sounder

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