TROTWOOD (WRGT) — Hamvention is hitting Hara Arena with the voices of thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts. They communicate all over the world on Ham frequencies. Some people do it for pleasure while others do it for public safety.
People use Hamvention as a social networking event and a way to meet other amateur radio lovers. They exchange radio IDs and communicate with each other long after the weekend convention is over. FOX 45 talked with one man who says he has been speaking with a person from New Zealand ever since they met over radio. Now their children are pen pals.
The technology of amateur radio communication has come a long way from the “two cups and a string” people remember playing with as a kid. One Miami Valley company is working to keep people connected even if the internet goes dark and all other communications go down….READ MORE