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Amateur radio field day promotes communication awareness

On Saturday, the Brunswick County Amateur Radio Emergency Services hosted an Awareness Day in Bolivia to spread awareness about communication to the public. (Source: Scott Garner) On Saturday, the Brunswick County Amateur Radio Emergency Services hosted an Awareness Day in Bolivia to spread awareness about communication to the public. (Source: Scott Garner)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Good communication can be the difference between life and death when it comes to dealing with emergency situations.

On Saturday, the Brunswick County Amateur Radio Emergency Services hosted an Awareness Day in Bolivia to spread that message to the public.  

Members were on hand to demonstrate their equipment and how they can provide a critical communication link during a major disaster when regular communication methods may fail.

Amateur Radio Operators provide a crucial communications link between local emergency operations centers, the state, emergency shelters, hospitals and other critical infrastructures during disasters. 

An Amateur Radio Technician License Class will be held in September on the 13th and the 20th from 8am-1pm followed up with the licensure test on the 20th at 1pm at the Emergency Services Center in Bolivia. 

For more information call 910-253-5383.

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