Ham radio meet and greet

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Curious about amateur radio? Come find out how becoming a ham radio operator can let you talk around the world and help provide valuable emergency communication assistance to first responders during an emergency.

The Clinton County Amateur Radio Association (CCARA), will host a meet and greet open to the public to gauge interest for offering to the public a free licensing class you can take to become an amateur radio operator. The meet and greet will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center, 31 Farquhar Ave., Wilmington, at 2 p.m. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

Knowledgeable club members will be on hand giving discussions and demonstrations, and will be available to answer any questions. There will also be ham radio equipment available to view.

“This is an excellent hobby for you and your family, and young adults are more than welcome,” the association said in a news release. “If you have been thinking about getting an amateur radio license to get on the air and haven’t yet, now is your chance.”

If you have any questions, need help understanding, or just some friendly support, the CCARA will be there for you. This is an opportunity to meet your local amateur radio club. If you have any questions, call Paul Jellison at 937-556-5419.

Submitted by Sara Lamb, Clinton County Amateur Radio Association.

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