Free Programming of Weather Alert Radios
Local ham radio operators have teamed up with Publix Supermarkets to provide free programming for weather alert radios.
On Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., hams and CERTs will be at all Gainesville area Publix stores to program weather radios for anyone needing this service, according to the press release.
Weather Alert Radios can be brought to the store or purchased from Publix for the free programming service.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Although Hurricanes can be predicted with days of advance warning, severe weather can strike at any time. The solution to this is to have a NOAA Weather Radio in your home with a tone alert feature. This will allow you to receive warnings issued by your local National Weather Service office.
This event is sponsored by the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society, Publix Supermarkets and Alachua County Emergency Management.
The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk with the hams about weather radios, emergency preparedness and how ham radio can be used during a disaster or severe weather.
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