AREDN, the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network is a project focused on emergency communications. It provides HAM operators with the ability to implement technology in practical ways to support emergency communication needs. With their software, even HAMs with minimal expertise are able to set up and configure a mesh node and network using reliable, affordable commercial equipment. AREDN has several different uses and applications, including VoIP phones, cameras, email, mapping, file sharing, and much more, all over a radio. There are many ways and reasons to implement this technology, and several intriguing examples of actual uses on their website. Do some digging and find out how you can be a part of emergency communications too!