Community Service

Amateur radio plays a vital role in community service by providing reliable communication during emergencies and public events. Amateur radio operators, or “hams,” use their skills and equipment to assist with communication when traditional methods fail or are unavailable.

During natural disasters, hams can relay critical information to emergency responders and agencies, ensuring that help reaches those in need. They also support community events like marathons, bike races, and parades by coordinating activities and ensuring the safety of participants through real-time communication.

In many communities, ham radio clubs conduct training and license testing, promoting preparedness and expanding the network of capable communicators. Their voluntary efforts enhance public safety, connect communities, and provide a valuable resource in times of crisis.

Below are some examples of community service provided by the Iredell County Amateur Radio Society:

Love Valley Roubaix

Balloon Festival