Lexington’s LEX 18 TV News reports local amateur radio operators are training for the worst-case scenario
The Bluegrass Amateur Radio Society is camping out at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend to train for any potential natural disaster or emergency.
Twice every year, they brush up on their ham radio skills, which would be crucial for communications in an emergency where cell towers or power are knocked out.
“In this day and age of cellphones and technology, there’s still only one tried and true method when all else fails and that’s amateur radio,” amateur radio operator, David Richardson W9KHZ, said.
If a disaster were to strike, the group would be ready to pass along messages to the appropriate authorities. For example, they could be vital in communicating to state or national agencies about whether people have been hurt or what resources are needed.