Speech to Text for Amateur Radio Enthusiasts connect with the world
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radio enthusiasts st night was the national amateur radio field day. the event brought together both local amateur radio clubs in the rogue valley. operators rely solely on solar power or generators with no access to the power grid. that's to simulate a real emergency situation. the goal is to make contact with as many people as possible from all over the world. "it's the ability to reach out and touch someone. quite literally just set up we have here we can communicate internationally so its not only meet and greet and make new friends basically the people we communicate with want to do the same" 20 winners get bragging rights. while they're working 'off the grid' they set up antennas of all sizes to communicate around the world, reaching even australia. ham radio operators say it's not only a fun hobby, but an important one in case of natural disasters.