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LARC Holds Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 26 & 27

Despite modern communications -- Internet, cell phones, and email, every year whole regions of the country find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. In Caldwell County, amateur radio operators provide emergency communications for the Caldwell County Emergency Operations Center, the American Red Cross, and others.

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LARC and Caldwell County NC CERT members pose in front of the club's communication trailer during ARRL Field Day on June 26, 2016. CERT assisted LARC with setup and take down of the club trailer.