Ham Radio Operators Show Off Skills

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Amateur radio enthusiasts took to the airwaves Saturday in College Station, all because of a nationwide ham radio field day.

Across the country, ham operators radioed each other using only emergency power supplies, to practice for an actual disaster.

"We answer a request not only from state agencies, but the red cross, salvation army, they have communication needs and we fill in," said ham operator Ron Hambric.

Over 650,000 people are licensed to operate ham radios in the United States.

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