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Ham radio explored


October 25, 2017

Star photo by David Martin

Octavio Landeros Jr., a Rock Springs Boy Scout, flips through his worksheet during the Jamboree on the Air Saturday morning.

Braving cold temperatures and high winds, a group of Boy Scouts learned about ham radio Saturday morning.

Situated by the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, Rick Breininger of the Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club spoke with Scouts about ham radio and its importance in emergency management during the 60th Annual Jamboree on the Air. The jamboree allows scouts to earn a radio merit badge and contact other Scouts across the U.S. Breininger said he hopes scouts may develop an interest in ham radio and work towards receiving their technicians license.

"As amateur radio operators, we're always encour...

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