Hamming it up: Radio operator visits Lake Mead as part of year-long quest (Nevada)

While Bob Murray was taking the long drive from Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he lives to Las Vegas to see a Garth Brooks concert he drove by Lake Mead National Recreation Area and saw an opportunity to participate in one of his favorite hobbies: ham radio.

Ham radio, also know as amateur radio, is a hobby in which people around the world contact each other using only radio equipment. Ham radio requires no internet connection or cellphone and works by bouncing radio signals off the atmosphere.

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