Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Maritime Incident Response Team Adds Ham Radio

Amateur radio is now an official part of the response "toolkit" for the Tri-State Maritime Safety Association's Maritime Incident Response Team, or MIRT. The organization serves New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Audubon-Barrington OEM Radio club in New Jersey will provide support for the group, according to the ARRL Letter, which will include operating and maintaining the communications gear in the "MIRT bus," which was also made available to the group for non-emergency events. The bus made its ham radio debut during this year's Field Day.