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Amateur Radio emergency communications and portable stations are making headlines in hurricane-ravaged areas of the Caribbean and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Radio amateurs are using emergency antennas, portable rigs, and alternative energy sources to get messages out of the heavily damaged island. Perhaps, it's time for you to build an emergency station for local emergencies. Here is a portable 2-Meter/VHF Ham Radio station suitable for quick deployment worldwide. In this video from The Philippines, "NapstersGear" shows us a simple, easy-to-erect 2-meter ground plane antenna that should be in your emergency "Go-Kit." The antenna takes only a few minutes to assemble and use. Most of the components for this antenna can be rolled up and carried in a bag.
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http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast that is updated each Friday afternoon).
https://paper.li/kh6jrm/1430289353 (Amateur Radio News & Information).
Other sites of interest:
Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).
Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).
Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).
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