Neighborhood HamWatch

In the event of an outage of normal internet and telephone service, radio is the proven way to communicate. Don’t allow yourself to be isolated.


In Waldo County we are introducing a system where community members can interact over short and long distances using simple Personal Radio Service (PRS) 2-way radios. These radios are most commonly exemplified by Family Radio Service (FRS) and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) handie talkies. While the range of these radios is relatively short (don’t believe the advertising), our system is being augmented by incorporating amateur (ham) radio operators who can communicate using FRS or GMRS radios and then relay messages locally as well as throughout the county, state and country as needed using normal ham radio communications techniques.


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