Today, we enjoy extensive communications networks to connect with family and friends, courtesy of the internet and wireless calling. Tomorrow, those same methods many take for granted could easily be spotty, unreliable, or even completely unavailable. That’s why the CORAC communications team has been established, with a two-fold purpose to help “Plan and Educate” for times of serious need.
Together, we’re developing emergency communications plans, both regionally and nationwide, to bridge the gap if any crisis disrupts our ability to communicate across significant distances.
Amateur radio, better known as Ham radio, may be the only reliable means available during a disaster scenario. Although our team is primarily made up of Ham radio operators, we’re also interested in communications technology and other methods that do not require a license. Granted, the non-licensed communications capabilities tend to be short range, but having a means to connect with your loved ones during a debilitating emergency can make a world of difference.
While we continue to develop our communications plan, we are also sharing useful, actionable resources online. That includes basic educational tools designed to better prepare us and our extended CORAC communities to stay connected during times of strife. You can explore those in the Communications Newsfeed in the form of articles, easily downloadable printouts, and other media, on topics covering basic ham radio operation, equipment setup, licensing etiquette, and more.
If you’re already a licensed Ham radio operator, we invite you to join us on our next CORAC HF radio net broadcast as detailed in our communication events calendar. If you’re simply interested in getting started, we’d love to have you on the team.
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“The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
St. Gabriel the Archangel – Patron Saint of Communications