November 29, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

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West Virginia

Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club donates books to library system (West Virginia)

For people interested in learning about being an amateur radio operator, a collection of books donated to the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County by the Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club makes that venture an easier, more comprehensive one.

“Amateur radio is a hobby consisting of people who are interested in utilizing various means of radio communication to connect to each other either locally or worldwide with anything from simple to highly sophisticated radio devices,” explained Gregory Day, who serves as secretary-treasurer of SWARC. “It is a hobby that was first developed in the early part of the 20th century. The American Radio Relay League, the national organization for amateur radio, was established in 1914,” he noted.

The club donated a set that consists of 17 different volumes, six of which are a six-volume set of the same title.