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How to Operate a HAM Radio

A basic primer
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:29 PM

HAM radio is a popular hobby that allows amateur operators to communicate with one another on multiple frequencies. It is also a useful skill to develop in the event of an emergency or disaster.

During a disaster, cell phones and internet might be out of service so having an alternative way to communicate with your family, friends or network is going to be crucial to obtaining information and ensuring you thrive during the emergency. Having a working HAM radio and knowing how to operate it will prove invaluable in a survival situation. Here’s what you need to know: » Read more

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Screen Capture: HelpBridge App

Introducing the HelpBridge App

Let people know your status during emergencies
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 1:34 PM

A phone app to aid in communications during emergencies.

HelpBridge lets you put together a list of friends and family members you would want to notify in the event of a natural disaster. Then in an emergency, the app lets you quickly send email or text message alerts letting those people know you're safe or require help. It can also post an emergency message on your Facebook Timeline.

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Available on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.