A Warm Welcome to You
from Major Pat McPherson

National Director / Founder
6860 Hagar Shore Rd.
Coloma, MI 49038

ww9e.JPG (12906 bytes)We at SATERN are putting in very long days--and nights--responding to every imaginable sort of emergency. Finding time to devote to writing for this page is a continuing problem.

Meanwhile, here are two paragraphs from the World Radio article you will find when you click on "Joining SATERN's Rings."

SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network) provides emergency communication support to the Salvation Army wherever needed. And what a mind-boggling range of situations SATERN members have found themselves in tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, fires, aircraft accidents, bombings, earthquakes -- just to name the more expected types of emergencies.

SATERN volunteers have also helped quell urban violence, reduce the chaos of a Christmas party for thousands of inner city kids, feed street people during winter freezes, and direct parking-lot traffic at major events.

SATERN volunteers establish health-and-welfare nets, pass messages between field workers and their respective command posts, string up dipoles and operate from emergency generators. They also have been known to unload trucks of ice, deliver a motorized canteen to earthquake ravished Kobe, check on the welfare of vulnerable elderly in a mega heat wave, and prepare sandwiches and hot coffee for firefighters battling an extra-alarm blaze in below-zero weather. In short, SATERN is not your ordinary radio club! If you are an amateur radio operator and you want to help others when emergencies occur, please join us!


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