Thursday, September 11, 2014

GAREC Focuses on Technology

The application of advanced technology in amateur radio emergency communications was the focus of this year's Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) conference, held this past August in conjunction with the Huntsville Hamfest in Alabama. According to The ARRL Letter, participants came from all over the world. Presentations covered a wide variety of topics including the ways in which new technologies were put to use in amateur radio response to recent disasters, such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The 2015 GAREC conference will be held next June in Tampere, Finland.