Gareth Mitchell M7GJM presents the popular BBC World Service show Digital Planet. The Jan 14 edition features an item on the radio amateurs providing emergency communications during Australia’s bush fires
The BBC description says “An app is helping Australian’s stay safe during the Bush fires. Fires Near Me was created by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and we hear how it works from journalist Corinne Podger.
Also the WICEN HAM Radio operators who are providing emergency communications when mobile masts and internet connections are disrupted and measuring air quality using low power networks.”
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In 2019 Gareth M7GJM did the Essex Ham free online Foundation training course, details of the course are at https://www.essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/