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

Published: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 02:56 PM.

 Moore was one of three children who communicated with a Fort Myers-based operator.

"At first I was a little nervous about talking to other people from around the world, but then I (realized) that there was nothing to be worried about," he said.

  Later, attendees went outside the library, where club members made contact via satellite with a radio operator in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ham operators must pass a test to be a licensed amateur radio operator, Mahn said, adding that NOARC serves our area numerous ways, particularly as a backup communication mode for hurricane evacuation shelters.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.

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