These are some questions that are frequently asked about emergency communications in Hawaii. See also "What is Emergency Communications and why do we need it?"
Enjoy, and feel free to drop me an e-mail if you have any questions.
What are some examples of past events in Hawaii that highlighted the need for Emergency Communications?
- The October 4, 1994 tsunami
- Huricane Iniki, September 11, 1992
- QST Article: Hurricane Iniki Rallies Amateurs
- Star-Bulletin article: Ham radio vital link for Kauai during Iniki
- WorldRadio article: Iniki and the American Red Cross
- March 11, 2011 tsunami from Japan
- February 27, 2010 tsunami from Chile
- Year 2000 Communications
- May 7, 1986 tsunami from Adak, Alaska
- Hurricane Iwa, 1982
- Other events on Oahu affecting the community
Various organizations that are active during emergencies are looking for skilled radio operators and technicians to provide emergency communications. If you are a licensed amateur radio operator, you may be able to volunteer your services in the effort.
- What are some of the critical factors that determine success?
- How can I get involved?
Being available and in position to handle the emergency messages is the most important factor. Being prepared, trained and equipped before the need arises are among the key factors in success. If you need to run to the stores when the alert is given, you are not prepared to succeed.
If this interests you, you may wish to contact the people listed on the emergency communications organizations page and find out more.
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