Hurricane Ian: Amateur radio used in rescue

Fox News reports a Maryland firefighter used his ham radio to send rescuers to Florida’s Sanibel Island

The broadcaster says:

Dale Klonin [KC3TAU], a firefighter at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Baltimore, was off duty and busy running errands last Wednesday when he stumbled upon a chance to save lives.

Klonin, 46, lives in Hampstead, Maryland. As an amateur ham radio operator with an interest in “any news or weather event,” he was keeping an eye and ear on Hurricane Ian.

“Of course, the hurricane was pretty big news,” Klonin told Fox News Digital in a phone interview.

Thinking about family members who live outside Sarasota, Florida, Klonin and his wife “were pretty concerned” about the storm, he said.

Klonin has only been involved with ham radio — also called amateur radio — for about a year, he said.

Read the full Fox News story at


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