Local and state disaster response teams powered up emergency communications systems in Sitka this weekend, testing the compatibility and coverage of their two-way radio systems. The Alaska National Guard brought equipment to keep radios working for police, fire, and mountain rescue teams even if local antennas are lost. Sending a portable system to the top of Harbor Mountain enables continued communication with outlying communities as well.
Practicing for an emergency
Dave Neutzel and Nick Ponzetti with Southeast Alaska Independent Living discuss plans for tomorrow's Annual Wildlife Cruise (1:30 - 4:30 PM Sat May 18, advance tickets $45 at Old Harbor Books). Also, the Red Dirt BBQ (6-10 PM Tue May 21, Bayview Pub, advance tickets $15 Old Harbor Books/$20 at the door), benefits Autism Speaks. more