NPR brings amateur radio spectrum threats to light

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(Source: National Public Radio)

Across Alabama, emergency communications systems fell silent this week when tornadoes knocked down antennas and cell phone towers. Amateur radio operators are helping to restore emergency communication in some of the areas hardest hit by the storms. But those volunteers say their ability to provide that help is threatened by a new bill in Congress.

Listen to full report at NPR.

As a ham radio operator, I ask that all readers (who live in the US) please take action by contacting your member of congress and asking them to protect the radio spectrum which is vital to emergency communications.

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