|(L-R) David Hale, Loona Brogan, David Ferland|
Discover how you can help provide communication services in safety and emergency conditions. Hams are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.
Two local ham radio operators, David Ferland and David Hale, will set up a real amateur radio station in the library, and workshop participants will have an opportunity to operate the station live on the air. The many facets of amateur radio attract practitioners with a wide range of interests. Many amateurs begin with a fascination of radio communication and then combine other personal interests to make pursuit of the hobby rewarding. Some of the focal areas amateurs pursue include public service and safety communications, radio contesting, radio propagation study, technical experimentation, and computer networking. There will be information about local and regional ham clubs and organizations, licensing, and getting started.