During the false missile alert NBC was doing an online story about Amateur Radio in Hawaii and the effects of an EMP, Electromagnetic Pulse.

Hawaii’s recent false nuclear missile alert showed us how reliant we are on cell phones and modern technology—and how unprepared we are if they become inaccessible. But in case the unexpected happens, an unlikely group of hobbyists—ham radio operators—are standing at the ready and may save us all.

You can view the story here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO09aMGMizM&list=PL0tDb4jw6kPwUoZPmfAA9_zkMGq1xhsj5

It was a well done story.
Ham radio desk photo