Clark County Amateur Club was organized in 1953, by a small group of local amateur radio operators in Jeffersonville Indiana, under the directions of the late Jack Himmelheber, W9JBQ.
The club was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1956, promoting Amateur Radio as a hobby and to provide emergency communications for public safety agencies, such as the Red Cross.
We worked with them when there were tornados in the area. The National Weather Service also checks in with us because we are more accurate than Radar. We can contact people in different locations. They may call us and ask for information about other cities around us. We notify that city by radio then relay the results to the Weather Service. We become their eyes and ears for what their radar can't pick up.
We also furnished communication during local floods. The club helps with communications at yearly events, such as, Memorial Day Observances, the parades during Jeffersonville's Steam Boats Days, and New Albany's Harvest Homecoming Days. Club Members' Public-Service work is not limited to local emergencies. They were involved when Hurricane Hugo hit the coast of South Carolina and during the World Series earthquake in California, relaying messages into and out of the area, sometimes phoning people in other states to let them know about love ones' fates.
As quoted by the Indiana Weekly News
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