The Importance of Communications when Disaster strike
The role of emergency communications is one of an important area of amateur radio service around the world.
Amateur radio is so useful to emergency communications because it does not depend on any infrastructure.
That means amateur radio does not rely on the electrical power grid or any cabled network.
With the advancement of mobile phones and the internet capability, they are still dependent on fixed masts and cables which can be severely disrupted by a natural or man, made disaster; so while very useful in an emergency, mobiles and the internet cannot be depended upon seriously .
When disaster strikes, the phone and electricity lines go down, all is not lost if an amateur radio operator is in your community, it is still possible to communicate worldwide with amateur radio using only battery power or alternative energy.
Amateur radio emergency service is an independent self supporting communication service that has saved many lives over the years .
when all else has failed amateur radio communication gets through and save lives
Amateur Radio Operators, get your government to sign the Tampere Convention, its save lives