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Amateur Radio at Allied Health Facilities

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Amateur radio can be used to augment existing communications capacity during heavy activity or can be used as an auxilliary communication mode when the "normal" communications channels have failed or are degraded. This can occur due to natural disasters, such as fire, flood, earthquake, or man-made situations, such as cyber or infrastructure attacks, or simple equipment failures or equipment configuration errors.

Amateur radio can provide an auxilliary communications capability that is not dependent on any other commercial or private system. Procedures specific to the needs of Allied Health agencies are currently under development. Anticipated communications paths included:



See our Getting Started page for information on suggested personnel priorities



See our Getting Started page for information on suggested equipment priorities

See our Allied Health Amateur Radio Equipment page for complete information about constructing an amateur radio station at an Allied Health facility.


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This page was last updated 31-Dec-2019