- Category: Emergency Communications
- Published: Sunday, 22 June 2014 10:50
- Written by G0DUB - IARU R1 Emergency Comms Co-Ordinator
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The Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) will be held this year on August the 14th and 15th in conjunction with Alabama's Huntsville Hamfest.
GAREC-2014 invites all those involved with emergency communication to hear presentations on the use of advanced technologies, IARU Region reports and displays. Among the reports will be a powerpoint on Super Typhoon that struck the central part of the Philippines, and how 100 radio amateurs provided vital emergency communications.
Presentations are expected also from the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN), and the American Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS).
The annual GAREC Banquet Dinner is another opportunity to socialise and learn more about emergency communications and preparedness training. Participating in GAREC-2014 also offers the opportunity to attend the big Huntsville Hamfest, an ARRL Centennial Event, on the weekend of August 16-17 2014. (Details at www.hamfest.org/).