Watertown radio buffs attend Midwest event

May 24, 2019

The Watertown Amateur Radio Club UA was well-represented this past weekend, having a number of its members attending the 67th annual Dayton Hamvention in Xenia, Ohio.

Radio amateurs from around the world attend this event each year to see the latest technology design in radio equipment, attend informational forums pertaining to state of the art advancements in the hobby, explore the huge radio swapfest, which includes radio equipment for sale and visit with fellow radio operators.

Radio enthusiasts in the 30,000-person range converged upon the Dayton area each year to attend this three day event. The National Museum of the United States Air Force is also located in the Dayton area and provided an excellent opportunity for the club members to see an assortment of more than 300 airplanes ranging from the beginning of flight in World War I through the Vietnam War and including presidential and space travel.

Persons interested in knowing more about amateur radio and how to become licensed to operate an amateur radio station should feel free to attend a meeting which is held in the basement of Watertown City Hall at 106 Jones St. on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. or call Denny Berg at 920-262-0880 for more information.

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