Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hams: We're good in a disaster

Bearded radio fans also NASA's go-to guys for controlling Mars rovers
By Anna Leach
Posted in Wireless, 13th July 2012 08:37 GMT

They look unassuming, but these quiet types murmuring strings of numbers and letters into their transceivers are manning back-up comms for the world, the communication system most likely to survive an apocalyptic event.

These are the people who maintain the kit we fall back on when masts jam, cables break and global comms fail.

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