The Baltimore Sun reports that the operators set up a shop Saturday at two different locations in Howard County.
Ham radio operators are able to communicate with other operators all over the world, as long as they find the right signal.
Amateur radio operators all over the country participate in the field day and host events similar to the one hosted by the Portsmouth Amateur Radio Club.
Tom Williams, a member of the Portsmouth Amateur Radio Club, says that what he enjoys most about the club is the camaraderie and the fellowship.
Ham radio operators from the Delaware Valley are among thousands taking part in a nationwide emergency communications exercise this weekend.
There are about 25 members in the Lawrence County club. "We can often locate family members when given a name by a loved one".
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The covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. He said ministers were "working hard" to help veterans on issues such as healthcare, housing and education.
Reap said there are also contests around the world to make worldwide connections through ham radio.
He said ham operators also can provide communications support for community organizations as his club does for the annual Marine Corps Marathon. In order for a contact to be made there must be an exchange of information between operators.
On the subject of why they're called ham radio operators, Christovich insisted it had nothing to do with ham.
This is a 24-hour event that started at 1 p.m. Saturday and will go until 1 p.m. Sunday.
Czaikowski said he's been a ham for 54 years and he sees more people becoming hams than 50 years ago.
Amiable and outgoing, Christovich should know because over the years he's been in the hobby he has connected with hams in more than 200 countries.