What is it about?
How would you talk to the world without the Internet or mobile phone network?
One answer would be ham radio.
Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics, and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.
There are 740,000 practitioners in the US and an estimated 3 million worldwide.
This event will include
1. What’s ham radio?
2. Ham stations in those countries plus Antarctica, Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia.
3. Life of a ham – hams’ lives from Western Australia, and India, as well as the US.
4. How radio allows one to learn all sorts of things about other people’s lives.
Who’s telling the story?
Gary Liljegren from Flordia, USA:
When he started as a 12-year-old, he thought he would like to know about the equipment and antennas the other station was using. It didn’t take long for his interests to change into finding out about their culture, food, and fun activities.
Kim Lyon from Western Australia:
He will be with us and share stories of some unusual visitors he has in his backyard (Australia bush)