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28 August 2011

Amateur (Ham) Radio operators fill the void 'when all else fails'

They don’t get paid, they do it strictly as a hobby, they are largely overlooked or taken for granted and they also just happen to be the last fail safe of communication when all else fails.

In the age of satellites and digital communications, most people don’t realize the importance that ham radio operators still play when emergencies like Hurricane Irene crop up from time to time, TheGranbysPatch reports.

You can read the full TheGranbysPatch article at
http://thegranbys.patch.com/articles/ham-radio-operators
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