The Salvation Army Continues to Lead in Disaster Communications

January 25, 2014
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The Salvation Army Continues to Lead in Disaster Communications

The Salvation Army’s Southern Territorial SATERN Coordinator, Bill Feist presented at the Jackson Amateur Radio Club (JARC) HamFest on January 25th.  A large number of individuals gathered to hear about The ALM Division’s newest communications project.  The Salvation Army’s new SATERN station in Jackson can now be remotely controlled via the internet.  Partner operators can now access the communications resources of the division from almost anywhere in the world.  Feist also took time to discuss the steps necessary for anyone to set up a similar station, including a discussion of the equipment and software needed. While not a Ham operator himself, ALM Divisional Disaster Director, Thad Hicks, stated “Meetings like this are wonderful opportunities to get the word out about all that The Salvation Army can do during a disaster." 

In addition to the presentation, The Salvation Army’s Satellite and Radio Communications Trailer assigned to the ALM Division, was on display all day. 

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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