In the brutal aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake, Jean-Robert Gaillard turned to his low-tech radio for solace and for a lifeline.

When the earthquake hit, the 57-year-old from Petionville, Haiti, found most of his normal lines of communication — his cell phone, the Internet, even his ability to walk down the street and talk to someone — severed by the disaster.

But Gaillard used a neighbor’s generator to power up his radio and connect to a handful of amateur radio enthusiasts in the United States — many of whom were eagerly listening to radio static for calls like his. Click here  to read more.

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