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Amateur radio operators help fill earthquake donut holes

February 22, 2021

If you’ve ever seen tall antennas rising from everyday residences in your community and wondered what they are for, it could be that those homes belong to ham radio enthusiasts who enjoy communicating with each other over the airwaves. In addition to having fun with their radios and finding camaraderie, many ham radio operators are also prepared to help neighbors and authorities communicate during disasters. One such group of radio enthusiasts is poised now to serve yet another important role: They will be contributing to a more robust delivery mechanism for critical seismic intensity reports after major earthquakes through the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Did You Feel It? (DYFI) system.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Amateur radio operators help fill earthquake donut holes
DOI 10.1029/2021EO155013
Authors David J. Wald, Vince Quitoriano, Oliver Dully
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, American Geophysical Union
Index ID 70218289
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center

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