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SATERN a “light unto the world”

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SATERN a "light unto the world"

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) continues to grow into a force to be reckoned with in times of disaster. This international volunteer network of ham radio operators is a vital link in coordinating emergency communications, especially when other means of communication are unavailable.

"SATERN personnel are on the forefront of Salvation Army disaster preparation," exclaimed National Director Major Pat McPherson. SATERN networks meet every day of the year for training and testing of its 3,700 members plus thousands more across the globe who participate as extra ears for disaster preparedness.

Radio operators James and Rose Betz of Tennessee wrote Pat, "We feel your organization provides a much-needed hand that reaches out when normal communications have been interrupted. Not only is it a pleasure for us, it's also a mitzvah (commandment) and part of what we refer to as tikkun olam (repairing the world through social action). Your organization has been doing tikkun olam for are not only a light unto your faith but also a light unto amateur radio and the world."

SATERN has earned high respect in the close-knit radio community and is strongly supported by The National Association for Amateur Radio. SATERN's membership, which is comprised of men and women of all ages and walks of life, requires months of training and ongoing education.



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