Facetime, Zoom, Google Meets — and ham radio.
Video conferencing may have come into prominence during the coronavirus pandemic as part of the effort to stay connected. But in contrast to the virtual online spaces where many convene, some central Ohioans are instead taking to the airwaves.
The Madison County Amateur Radio Club has expanded its weekly “nets” — a channel for multiple radios to use for communication — to almost every night, giving its members a space to entertain, educate and converse with each other. The radio club, made up of about 60 licensed amateur radio operators in Madison County and central Ohio, first expanded its “nets” in late March following Gov. Mike DeWine’s initial stay-at-home order.
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