|Ham operators set up six meter antenna at Louise Moore Park|
|Contacts were monitored at three different stations|
|Bilger scraped his elbow helping to erect antenna|
He explained why ham operators are still so crucial. "If you have a major eruption on the sun, it will take all the satellites out," he explained. "And without the satellites, you don't have cell phones, you don't have TVs, you don't have nothing."
Rick Saeger (K300)is a world class contacter who'd like to see more young people involved. "It's a great hobby," he said. "It's family friendly. we'd like to get more people involved because it's a great hobby." His daughter Sara (K3000),now 23, was licensed at age 8.
Saeger stated you could get started in this hobby for under $100.
Because this was a 24-hour operation, some operators like Ben Ramig (KB3CTX) camped on site.