Storm chasers have important jobs to do. You’re not just out chasing storms for the sake of an adrenaline rush, although that might be a big part of the job that appeals to you.
But you also place your life at risk to save others by gathering data and reporting vital information concerning storms. When bad weather strikes, you can’t always count on your mobile phone to communicate effectively with local weather authorities or other spotters in the area.
Push to talk communication via two-way radios can keep vital lines of communication open when the bottom drops out all around you for all the following reasons and more.
Communicate with Teammates
More often than not, storm chasers operate in teams occupying multiple vehicles spanning across multiple areas. PTT radios allow you to communicate effectively with people in other vehicles by pushing a single button.
You never need to take your eyes off the road in treacherous driving conditions to get vital radar information as well as information from spotters in your group who have eyes on the skies.
Report Possible Tornadoes and Confirm Sightings
When you’re in the heart of a storm, unfamiliar landscapes can become easily confusing, even for trained storm chasers and spotters.
PTT radio allows you to communicate with others on your team, as well as other spotters and chasers on the road and weather agencies to report possible sightings and seek confirmation that funnel clouds and other weather situations are underway.
SOS or Panic Button Features
Storm chasing can be a dangerous activity. Even those who have had decades of training can get injured or worse as you go about your important tasks.
The Peak PTT-84G radio comes equipped with a panic button that sends out a distress call to alert others of your situation and your GPS location. It saves precious time and ensures the appropriate emergency responders are able to arrive as quickly as it is safe for them to do so.
Optional Dispatch Software Available
Windows PC dispatch software makes it possible for you to perform dispatch duties from your walkie while on the go. This means you can send coordinates, retrieve information, and receive status reports from other members of your team while you’re on the move and chasing the latest storm.
Seconds matter in the midst of a devasting storm. They can make all the difference in the world between life and death. Storm chasers have the vital task of notifying the public they are in imminent danger from storms, where they are, and the direction they are headed. The extra seconds and minutes you provide allow families to seek shelter thanks to your efforts and your ability to communicate the alerts quickly to those in harm’s way.
If you’re a storm chaser, give us call here at Peak PTT at 1-855-600-6161 to learn how push to talk radios can transform the way you chase and cover storms.