By Travis Roberts
WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports
MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) For Stephen Rector of Bluefield, ham radio is a hobby with a practical use. He and his wife, Susan, are licensed ham radio operators.
“We use ham radio to communicate between the car and the house. One of us is stuck in traffic and we can call the house using ham radio. We even have one in our offices,” said Rector.
They’re part of the East River Amateur Radio Club. The club has a telephone patch at their radio repeater tower, that allows members to make telephone calls from their rádios….
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