Amateur Radio Contests Encourage Emergency Preparedness

100 years ago, amateur radio operators were in the early years of making wireless communication with people around the world.


A nice written and audio package assembled by Iowa Public Radio reporter John  Pemble. Pemble visited the Story County Radio Club during the 2014 ARRL Field Day and came away with a new understanding of what "contesting" means.  Love ’em or hate ’em, contests prepare you to handle loads of traffic in a short period of time.  For me, Field Day provides all the contest excitement I need.  Somehow, I survive the 24-hour "send-a-thon".  I have a firm respect for contesters who can endure the stress and excitement without giving up.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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