Radio: The Hams

U.S. hams (amateur radio operators) like to think that they are invaluable 1) in disasters, and 2) as agents of international good will. Last week the hams had good proof of both contentions:

¶ At Lake Success, the United Nations invited the world's 100,000 hams to be a global network for broadcasting U.N. information to 37 countries.

¶ From what remained of the municipal building in blasted Texas City (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), the voice of a ham station piped into action almost immediately after the first explosion. For the next two days & nights, the amateur was one of the busiest...

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