April 12, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”: Watertown Amateur Radio Club celebrates 40th anniversary (Wisconsin)

The Watertown Amateur Radio Club is putting out the call for new members.

Founded in 1982 with members from Watertown and the surrounding communities, the group of radio enthusiasts enjoy communication using shortwave radios for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, contesting and emergency communications. The club has more than 30 members from all around the Dane, Dodge, Jefferson and Waukesha county areas.

Denny Berg, 67, of Watertown said ham radios place an individual one twist of a dial or tap of a touchscreen away from the rush that comes from meaningful chat with people on the other side of the globe. He was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission in 1970 and celebrated 50 years as an operator in 2020.

Berg, who goes by the radio call sign, WB9MSM, has been a founding member and the president of the club several times during its 40-year history. He is looking for new people to join him and others in the Watertown Amateur Radio Club.

Read more – Watertown Daily Times: https://bit.ly/3WHOtGc