Amateur radio club hosts open house

The Grand Forks Amateur Radio Club (GFARC) is hosting an open house to discuss topics of modern amateur (or “ham”) radio.

Local hams on a work detail to the clubs repeater at Mt. Rodeau. Pictured are (back row

Ever wanted to know a bit more about amateur radio? Members of the pubic are invited to learn about modern ham radio and why it is still important at an open house next week.

On Tuesday, Oct. 4 the Grand Forks Amateur Radio Club (GFARC) is hosting an open house to discuss topics of modern amateur (or “ham”) radio. All members of the public including youth (with a guardian) are invited.

A small group of communication specialists will give a short presentation about the latest advancements in amateur radio, including how ham radio operators communicate with the International Space Station and why ham radio is not only modern and effective but vital: ham operators are still being called upon to help in every major emergency.

The Grand Forks Amateur Radio Club was called out to assist during last summer’s Rock Creek Fire. Ham radio has about two and a half million members around the world.

This event is a great opportunity to have all your questions answered by a panel of experts and get information about becoming a radio operator, including licensing and training.

The event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Big Y Fire Hall located at Carson and Cooper Road.

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