Nearly two dozen crew members of the hospital ship USNS Mercy have earned new or upgraded ham
|USNS Mercy (US Navy photo)
During that time, they held two or three training classes a day for interested crew members, who attended following their work shifts. Exams were given by a local volunteer examiner team when the ship docked in Hawaii. Captain Bretz said he plans to research the effectiveness of using amateur radio as part of the ship's ongoing humanitarian and disaster relief efforts.