News : 2010

Volunteers Louis Cruz, left, and Jack Satterfield began saving lives as soon as they set up the ham radio station in Haiti.

After the Earthquake, UM's New Ham Radio Station is a Lifeline in Haiti

Like so many post-quake emergencies, this one was urgent. Doctors at the University of Miami’s hospital in Haiti knew a 13-year-old survivor of the January 12 cataclysm would not live without surgery. But they were not equipped to perform it. With cell phone and satellite phone coverage spotty, and land lines destroyed, neither could the doctors summon an ambulance nor call other makeshift hospitals to search for one…

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