Amateur Radio Awareness meeting to be held at EGSC-Swainsboro

by | October 5, 2018 4:37 pm

   On October 13, an Amateur Radio Awareness meeting will be held at East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This event will promote amateur radio in the area and will help the community understand what amateur radio is all about.

   So what is amateur radio? Also called ham radio, amateur radio operators form a worldwide network of people united by a common interest in wireless communications. With nearly 700,000 licensed amateur radio operators in the United States and nearly three million around the world, this network allows operators to serve their communities in all manner of ways, whether by supporting communications during disasters and post-disaster situations to providing communication services during special events. Amateur radio operators, or “hams,” can use their equipment to interface with public safety efforts and event organizers to facilitate professional communications quickly and efficiently. Hams are trained, organized volunteers willing to meet a community’s communication needs.

   What can you do with amateur radio? You can…

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