One of the first forms of technological connection is still alive and well in Tehachapi. One local group is hoping to serve their community and beyond.
Dick Brown, Technical Advisor for the Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association sits down at his desk and grabs his handheld radio.
“Is anyone else on frequency this morning?” he asks.
Replies begin to call out: “AF7ZG Auburn, Washington. TL4KAH Gerry..in Georgia.” Those are real people around the country responding to Dick’s call, each with their own unique call sign.
Dick Brown has been ham radio certified since 1950.
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