Amateur Radio Enthusiasts CouldPlay Key Communications Role In Crisis
Posted: June 25, 2012
By DOUG MANNERS
Chris Shirkey of Mount Crawford dials in a new frequency as Ethan Newlen, 10, of Staunton waits to speak to a “ham” from New York during a field day event in Weyers Cave on Saturday. (Photo by Justin Falls)
WEYERS CAVE — Communications technology is light years ahead of where it was in 1954, the year Gerry Brunk got his ham radio license.
And while the basic equipment used by amateur radio...