Tuesday, February 11, 2020

ITU Publication Spotlights Amateur Radio EmComm

Government administrations are being encouraged by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to include amateur radio in their national emergency plans. The ARRL Letter reports that the ITU Development Sector's latest ITU Guidelines for national emergedy telecommunication plans highlights the ongoing contributions of radio amateurs in emergency communications. "They are experts in radio communication and have the equipment, skills and necessary frequencies … to deploy networks in emergency events quickly and efficiently."