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Local ham radio group takes part in national exercise – Union Democrat

For more information about amateur radio and field day events in Sugarpine, contact Crabtree at KJ6QVI@hotmail.com or (916) 271-1991or visit http://tcares.net/ and www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio online.

Roots of amateur radio date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, more than a hundred years ago, and locals here in the Mother Lode, up and down California, and all over the rest of the planet are still doing it.

They call themselves hams and ham radio operators and amateur radio operators, and they are in downtown Sonora and up in Mi-Wuk and Sugarpine and over in Calaveras County, too. They don’t just listen to radio, they use radio to talk back and communicate with each other and the rest of the world.

For more information about amateur radio and field day events in Sugarpine, contact Crabtree at KJ6QVI@hotmail.com or (916) 271-1991or visit http://tcares.net/ and www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio online.

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Amateur radio operators have also helped out during disasters and emergencies like the 2013 Rim Fire and the 2018 Donnell Fire. Radio communications technology has improved in recent decades, so local law enforcement and fire agencies do not rely on amateur radio operators as much as they used to. But they are still able to play key roles during disasters, Liz Peterson, coordinator for the Tuolumne County office of emergency services, said Tuesday in a phone interview.

How it works

Most of us think of radio and we picture the knobs we turn on the dashboards in our cars, to listen to music and news and talk. The radios we go buy in the store are really just radio receivers.

Amateur radio people use radio transmitters, combined with receivers, which they call transceivers,

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