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Ham radio demonstration

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Central Wisconsin ham radio enthusiasts are taking part in a marathon radio session as a part of an annual demonstration.

During the event, Wisconsin Valley Radio Association members go on-air for 24 hours straight to try to get in contact with as many other stations or people as they can.

Wisconsin Valley Radio Association President Michael Martens says radios allow people to communicate through radio frequencies. He says it's a form of communication, he says is helpful during an emergency.

"To be able to know for certain that our equipment works and to establish contact and be a helpful presence in the community by offering these amateur radio communications," said Martens.

Martens says the radios now use a mix of radio and internet technology to reach other people around the world.

The group will go off-air at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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