Ham radio demonstration - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Ham radio demonstration


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.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.