Crestview residents get to be ham operators for a day (VIDEO)

Orlan Lasher

Orlan Lasher, 7, gets assistance from North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club member Ron Mahn during a ham radio presentation on Tuesday at the Crestview Public Library.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 02:56 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Attendees of the Crestview Public Library’s First Tuesday series now know more about amateur radio.

 The North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club, or NOARC, explained how someone can get started as a so-called ham operator.

 Ron Mahn, a training expert with the club, hosted the event.

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"My hobby is amateur radio," he said. "I love the opportunity to talk to people around the world."

 Attendees had the opportunity to use the ham technology, which was one reason Andrew Moore, 12, showed up.

 "I wanted to come out here and listen to and talk into the radio," he said.

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