Ham radios help assist those impacted by Hurricane Matthew

Published: Oct. 7, 2016 at 1:27 AM CDT
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As people along the coast board up their windows and put hurricane plans into action, others are making sure there is a constant line of communication.

Sometimes, ham radios are all we have.

A ham radio is a radio used when power and service for everything else goes out.

And when trouble hits, like Hurricane Matthew, volunteers are keeping watch and passing along important.

Amateur radio operators are so important because people want to know what’s going on and if their loved ones are safe.

A lot of times, a powerful storm will knock out phone lines and cell service but when all else fails, radio works.

That has to do with the different types of radio waves in the sky, the weather can’t knock them out of the sky.

The guys in Defuniak Springs are there to assist other counties that are in the eye of the storm.

Ham radio operators will be taking shifts all over the state until noon on Saturday.