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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.

Boy Scouts Troop 1 members David Wordell (left), 17, and Kyle Judy, 12, pack up a tent at the end of the Jamboree Sunday at Glen Park.

Portsmouth Boy Scouts make connections over airwaves

PORTSMOUTH — Twelve-year-old Kyle Judy made a lot of long-distance calls over the weekend. “I was talking to people from Illinois, I got a guy from Arkansas, one from Indiana. I got one from Jamaica,” said Kyle. But the member of Boy Scout Troop 1 in Portsmouth wasn’t punished. In fact, he was rewarded with a