The Weather Channel’s “AMHQ” program today featured an interview with Kathmandu Amateur Radio operator Satish Kharel, 9N1AA. ARRL has reposted the interview on its Facebook page, with the permission of The Weather Channel. In the interview segment, Kharel talked about ham radio’s role in the earthquake recovery effort now under way in Nepal.
More than 5000 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, and many others remain missing.
ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, said the video has reached some 102,000 Facebook users and been shared more than 700 times in less than 6 hours. “We’ve never had such a positive response to a social media post” Kutzko said. “Sharing this video on your Facebook page is a golden opportunity to help spread awareness of Amateur Radio to the general public.”