What kinds of community activities and services do amateur radio operator do in Juneau?

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What kinds of community activities and services do amateur radio operator do in Juneau?

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Juneau hams participated in a real emergency last spring in providing communications following the avalanche that destroyed phone lines and blocked the road to Thane. We advised local radio stations and the police department that we had set up a process for relaying health and welfare traffic to and from folks isolated by the slide and handled several messages for concerned relatives. We have an arrangement with the Red Cross to provide supporting communications during emergencies and served with that agency in a community wide drill exercise in a simulated aircraft runway disaster. Ski-to-Sea: A large number of Ham radio operators were used to manage all communications for Juneaus Annual Ski-to-Sea relay races. Ham operators were deployed to each hand off point to assist the time keepers to synchronize their watches, readying the queuing of team members, and for recording and summarizing the race results. Provide communications for managing the 4th of July parade Set up a ham radio st

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