HAM RADIO RESOURCES
Morgan Hill Amateur Radio Society — mhars.org
Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club — gvarc.net San Benito
County Amateur Radio Association — sbcares.org
National Association for Amateur Radio — arrl.org
WOODY SALYER was inspired by his middle school teacher to
explore the world of amateur radio.
“You’ve gotta be a bit of a nerd I guess. I remember seeing
the radio tubes glowing and being impressed by the idea that
you could talk to people half way around the world. After the
requirement to know Morse Code was dropped, I got my license,
and my own ham radio. I met other amateur radio operators,
many who are also CERT members, and became involved with
“When the fiber optic cable was cut in 2009, and last winter
during the flooding in Coyote, we supported first responders in
helping with communications from Morgan Hill to Gilroy and
to Santa Clara County agencies. We were in touch with field
operators, the emergency operations center, and the county.
“There are well-defined protocols to be followed. The county
holds a monthly training class for ham radio operators to encourage
cooperation across the county and keep everyone on the same
page. If cell communications are down or there’s sensitive
information to communicate, first responders can count on us.”
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GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN
In June of 2018, they’ll join more than 40,000 hams
throughout the U.S. and Canada in celebrating Field
Day. Locally, ham radio operators will set up temporary
transmitting stations in Gilroy’s Christmas Hill Park to
demonstrate ham radio’s science as well as its public service,
emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical
skills in a single event.