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Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club to host open house

Posted: October 22, 2013 - 3:20pm

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, anyone who is licensed or interested in becoming a radio ham is invited to meet with Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club amateur radio operators in the Brainerd Public Library Large Meeting Room.

The free event will include demonstrations, refreshments and fun.

Visitors will learn about the many roles that hams play in providing reliable communications for local public service events as well as in times of disaster when regular systems fail. Demonstrations will show how the Internet and modern technology have enhanced, not replaced, the tools and methods that today’s Hams use.

With no age requirement, amateur radio can be a valuable family activity and provide a lifetime of learning opportunities. Since Morse code is no longer a requirement, ham radio is more accessible than ever through the club’s evening classes. Donated equipment available for sale to club members makes world-wide radio communication possible with minimal expense.

Visit the club’s website at www.brainerdham.org.

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