Communication is vital to any disaster response and may directly impact our ability to recover. It is possible that during any major disaster traditional phone lines and cell networks could be unusable. Tualatin CERT embraces amateur radio, often referred to as "ham" radio, to complement regular channels. It not only gives us the ability to communicate within the city but also to get messages out beyond Tualatin.
CERT helps ensure communication hubs will be available within neighborhoods to facilitate communication within Tualatin or let distant family and friends know that you are safe.
Are you interested in getting your ham radio license? CERT sponsors classes and testing sessions throughout the year. Our next class is expected in early 2020. Click to sign up here!