BERKELEY COUNTY, SC
ARES® SPECIAL EVENTS

HURRICANE EXPO

Amateur Radio Showcases

Emergency Communication Capabilities

The Hurricane Expo, which was part of the Custom Home & Remodel Show, was held on 6 August 2006, at the Gaillard Auditorium, in downtown Charleston, SC. New Home Charleston and WCBD News 2 partnered to present this event.
The all-day expo informed Charleston area citizens on how they can protect themselves before, during and after a hurricane. The expo featured a hurricane simulator and a demonstration area which included a live demonstration of Amateur Radio. In addition, WCBD News 2 Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler broadcast his weather live from the Expo.
Berkeley County South Carolina ARES, along with their counterparts from Charleston and Dorchester counties, operated an HF/VHF/UHF Amateur Radio station using generator power and temporary antennas.
 
Over 45 local, state and federal agencies and organizations participated in the event.
The Expo was be a great opportunity for the public to experience Amateur Radio and it's capabilities in times of disaster.
 
Here are some pictures taken at the EXPO:
 
HURRICANE EXPO PICTURES
 
Hams who stopped by our booth during the EXPO were eligible for a Door Prize. The list of attendees and the winner are on this page!
 
EXPO DOOR PRIZE INFO
 
Berkeley County ARES Website
http://www.w4brk.org

Dennis R. Zabawa KG4RUL

Information Officer, Berkeley County South Carolina ARES
Public Information Officer, ARRL SC Section
kg4rul@comcast.net

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC
ARES® SPECIAL EVENT STATION
 
As part of the Hurricane Expo, 26 August 2006, Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County ARES® operated a Special Event Station on 80-10M.
 
Class 'F' stations contacted received this
commemorative QSL card:
 
HURRICANE EXPO QSL FRONT
 

Last Modified: 19-Sep-2008 © Berkeley County, SC ARES®
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