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Disaster Communications

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Aug 252016
 

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The Jacksonville Range Association presents ‘Radio Communications for Disasters’

September 6th 2016 7PM at Memorial Hospital 3625 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216
For additional information visit w4rng.org
All options for radio communications will be discussed.

  • FRS
  • GMRS
  • MURS
  • Amateur (Ham) Radio
  • B. Radio
  • Digital Spread Spectrum Radio

You will be able to TALK on and LISTEN to over a dozen different radios.    You are also invited to bring any existing radios you may own.

Your smartphone may stop working at any moment!

46% of smartphone owners say their smartphone is something “they couldn’t live without,” What can you do when a disaster strikes and it’s not working?
70% of towers went down in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Cell phone service wasn’t restored for weeks after 9/11
There doesn’t have to be a disaster for cell service to go down.

April 1, 2016  – ‘Customers throughout the Tampa Bay area suffered through a massive outage impacting cellphone customers.’  -TAMPA, FL (WFLA)
June 4, 2016  ‘Nationwide Cricket Wireless outage’ – ZDNet.com

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