“There is a segment of the amateur radio community that is dedicated to assisting in times of emergency and disaster by providing emergency communications in a disaster area when all other means of communication have failed. That is the one capability that we amateurs excel above all in that we can communicate over a wide area with very little resources or built-up infrastructure. That is why we are such a valued asset to many response agencies like Emergency Management Agencies, Red Cross, Hospitals, National Weather Service and others……………”

Mike Watkins, WX4AL

Asst. SEC, South Alabama


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The Alabama Amateur Radio Emergency Service (Alabama ARES) and how to become a member, go to