At first blush, it might seem quaintly antiquated to hear that ham radio and Morse code still have enthusiasts in the 21st Century, what with all the smartphones and Internet-enabled tablets available.
However, you can bet your nearest copper wire that not only do ham radio and Morse code adherents still have a place in modern society, but they actually are making it a safer place for all of us, especially in emergency situations and during severe weather outbreaks.
That was the primary message being sent during the third annual Kid's Day of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), which took place Sunday in Whitewater's Cravath Lakefront Building.
Although popularly called "ham radio," it officially is "amateur radio," which separates it from commercial broadcasting stations. Several local amateur radio clubs were on hand to assist with Kid's Day Sunday, including the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club, Lake Area Amateur Radio Club, Walworth County Emergency Management, Milwaukee Area Skywarn Association (MASA) and the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (JefCARES).
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Amateur radio, Morse code useful yet today
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:14:52 +0000
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