Radio works when world goes silent

“We've got it covered now,” said T.H. Merritt, vice president of the Rural Radio Preparedness Association (RRPA) and county radio officer for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES). “After much thought, what once was a plan is now a reality.”

After some resistance and slow progress, the RRPA is on a mission to make sure rural communities can communicate with each other and the outside world during a crisis of other emergency that degrades or destroys commercial communications. Several of the few members left included Larry Fussell, president of RRPA and Jason Beaman and the warning coor...

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