Kenwood has donated amateur radios to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) — the national association for amateur radio operators — to assist in their relief efforts in repairing and replacing communications in Haiti after the recent earthquakes.

"The ARRL has been in contact with communications leaders of the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, as well as other key amateur radio operators throughout the region," said ARRL media and public-relations manager Allen Pitts in a press release. "As teams from the hundreds of responding agencies worldwide are formed for deployment, many will have amateur radio components."