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Rob White, a Webelos den leader, helps 9-year-old Gavin Craig of Cub Scout Pack 77 make a contact during Field Day at Glen Park Sunday morning. Gavin eventually found someone in South Florida who answered him back. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Radio ‘hams’ display improv skills in Portsmouth

Radio ‘hams’ display improv skills in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Ham radio operators had to do a little improvising over the weekend. But that’s what they do best, according to Bob Beatty, public information officer for the Newport County Radio Club. Amateur radio enthusiasts from around the local area descended on Glen Park Saturday and Sunday to participate in Field Day, an annual

Bob Beatty of the Newport County Radio Club makes contacts with his radio transceiver at last year's Field Day at Glen Park.

Amateur radio enthusiasts to ‘ham’ it up in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The news has been full of reports of disasters such as the California wildfires and Mississippi/Alabama tornado outbreaks. Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern technology, entire regions have been plunged into darkness without a means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been amateur radio.

Willy MacLean, president of the Newport County Radio Club, makes contacts under a tent at Glen Park on Saturday. Mr. MacLean was using a shortwave radio being run off a gas-powered generator.

Amateur radio operators ham it up in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — One has to look only back to “Nor’easter Nemo” in February to understand the value of amateur radio operators in emergency situations, said Bob Beatty. “These days we all have cell phones,” said Mr. Beatty, the public information officer for the Newport County Radio Club (NCRC). “I’m more connected today than I’ve ever

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