Local amateur radio operators ready to help during Hurricane Dorian

Ham operators are manning their stations in the Tupelo Veterans Museum which located in the back of the Oren Dunn City Museum at Ballard Park.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 8:19 PM
Updated: Sep 4, 2019 9:46 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Ham operators are manning their stations in the Tupelo Veterans Museum which located in the back of the Oren Dunn City Museum at Ballard Park.

The amateur radio operators are in touch with other ham operators from Florida and up the East Coast, checking on people in harm's way and relaying messages to others.

Allen Sudduth leads the way with this group of men.

He said they can relay information to the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and other emergency entities. 

Ham operators can also relay safe and wellness messages for those who are worried about loved ones when other communication lines like cell phones are down.

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