Local ham radio club receives national award

From Staff Reports

   The Carter County Amateur Radio Club has been appointed a "Special Service Club" by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national organization of amateur radio operators.
   The club received the Special Service Club honor for its emergency communications program and participation in the Amateur Radio Emergency Services. The club's community involvement, technical education classes, and recruiting and training work was also cited.
   The Special Service Club designation is awarded to amateur radio clubs that meet the highest standards of community service established by the ARRL, which represents some 160,000 amateur radio operators nationwide.
   Founded in 1996, the Carter County Club has 15 members from the area. "Hams," as they are often called, are radio hobbyists licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to experiment with and operate radios on specifically assigned frequencies.
   For more information on amateur radio, contact Paul Tolley, kd4inb, at 542-2482 or 418-0709.