The Public is invited to find out about amateur radio in a unique setting
Tens of thousands of Amateur Radio operators will be firing up portable radio stations from unexpected locations this weekend. These radio operators aid in emergency communications support during major emergencies. Clinton and Highland County Hams are participating in this event.
The Public is invited to find out about amateur radio in this unique setting. This years event is being hosted locally by a joint venture of the Clinton County Amateur Radio Association and the Highland Amateur Radio Association. Called "hams," they are often among the first to provide rescuers with critical information because they can send messages from isolated and remote locations without phones or Internet or power from the electric grid. On June 23-24, the public can meet these radio operators and, in some cases, get a chance to get on the air under the supervision of a ham. The Clinton/Highland group will be operating several radio stations from a location at 810 Levo Road, Near New Vienna Ohio. And will be contacting other hams around the country and the world in this yearly event. The public is encouraged to stop by and see what it is all about.