Welcome to the OPERATION Team Website
The Ohio Pennsylvania Emergency Radio Amateur Tactical Information Operation Network Team which was created in 2003, is an all volunteer service that is dedicated to Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania for Emergency and Disaster Communications Response, Public Service and Education.
To provide mission critical radio communications when all
other systems fail.
To provide radio communications to public events for the betterment of the communities in which we live in.
To provide education in the field of electronics through Amateur Radio to continue the cycle of innovation through our youth.
Who we are:
We are an all volunteer team, comprised of Amateur Radio operators that specialize in Emergency and Disaster Communications. Our members have a wide variety of backgrounds from Fire Fighters to Communications Technicians to EMT's. We pride ourselves by providing effective communications when everything else fails.
What is Amateur Radio?
It is both a hobby and a service - better known as ham radio.
Unlike most hobbies, however, operators are licensed by their
national government (in the U.S., by the Federal Communications
Commission) and provide a number of services to their nation.
Because It is a true service its formal name is the Amateur
Radio Service. It is a non-profit hobby in which ham operators
communicate with other hams in all parts of the world and out of
this world! They donate their time for emergency communications,
local events. Communications is accomplished via means of what
is called modes of transmitting and receiving. Once licensed,
ham operators are able to use a wide variety of communications
technologies. With an appropriate ham license, you can use high
technology radios for personal communications between friends
and family. You can provide assistance to your community during
emergencies. Amateur radio operators have pioneered the various
types of communications over the years by their designs and
experimentations. The amateur radio service is the only place to
build and test your own designs. Hams can use every mode of
communication from Voice to Television to Digital. The
possibilities are endless.