The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club wants to hear more new ham radio operators on the air.
To promote ham radio, HVARC is giving away ham radios to any member who has recently gotten his or her amateur radio license. All ages are welcome.
The radio is a BaoFeng UV5R, a club favorite, and will come ready to use pre-programmed with local repeater frequencies.
HVARC members talk locally and around the world using various forms of analog and digital communications. The club participates in Field Day, Wisconsin QSO Party, local community emergency and service activities, and also helps individuals obtain their FCC license. Many members are trained storm spotters, some are trained in CPR, and a few have multiple Red Cross certifications.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/HVARC.