CHAT News reports on amateur radio in the city of Medicine Hat in southeast Alberta
The news report says:
The radio waves were the home for chatrooms for most of the 20th century and long before the advent of the internet. And despite the world relying more and more on the World Wide Web, amateur radio operators continue to talk the talk in the city.
Ralph Garnett VA6RHG, chair of the Medicine Hat Amateur Radio Club, says there are still about 300 licenced operators in the city but likely only a few dozen who are active.
But while ham radio is largely considered a hobby which allows people to communicate offline across the planet, it’s the ability to utilize the older technology in emergencies which also allows it to continue.
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