Kevin Bogan, Emergency Coordinator for the American Radio Relay League's Pacific Section, has dedicated his time and talents to improve communications during situations when telephones, cell phones, and other systems of communication have failed or were overloaded.
Kevin launched a new goal to become a licensed ham radio operator.
Operation of an amateur radio requires an operator's license from the Federal Communications Commission
studied hard and within a short period of time, he
passed the exam.
shared, "Now, with a push of a button, I am connected to a network of two-way radio operators who can give me assistance during an emergency."
Kevin's enthusiasm didn't end there.
As a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), an organization founded in 1914, Kevin has connections with ham operators all over the world.
They share information and provide resources and support to one another.
assures us that ARRL members are very supportive of one another and are willing to help interested volunteers study for the FCC test and pass it.
Furthermore, for those who have been reluctant to obtain a license because of the Morse Code requirement, he
said it is no longer required.
Amateur Radio supports organizations, such as the American Red Cross
, State Civil Defense, the Salvation Army
, churches, and a host of other government and non-governmental agencies.
By getting involved, Kevin
, and other amateur radio operators like him are part of an important effort that helps people recover from disasters.