Ham radio operators are always ready to help during times of disaster but it doesn’t have to be a disaster for ham radio to be helpful.
Case in point was a collapse of the telephone system in Morgan Hill, California earlier this month. Seems vandals cut the phone lines leaving the community without essential communications. Police were dispatched to wake up sleeping city officials and ham radio operators established essential communications links.
Read all about here at the Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_12119261?nclick_check=1