New York Times report earliest damage reports passed through Amateur Radio

September 20th, 2017 by

The New York Times has reported via an audio post that Amateur Radio was a primary source for initial damage reports from Dominica. The storm-ravaged Caribbean Island nation of has approximately 70,000 residents. US-based ham Julian Antoine, J73JA, who can be heard on the audio, solicited reports via a VoIP connection with the J73MAN repeater on Dominica.

https://www.nytimes.com/…/hurricane-maria-destruction-in-do…