On Saturday, September 1, 2018, the Hog County Amateur Radio Association of Sumter County, Florida conducted their first Amateur Radio License VE Exam. This exam is for people who have studied for and are ready to take their exam in order to obtain an FCC (Federal Communication Commission) issued amateur radio operator’s license. Alternatively, for already licensed Amateur Radio Operators to upgrade their current license.
The hobby of amateur radio is an awesome hobby but it also can be a live-saving ability to communicate and get help for you, your family or a total stranger in time of need. Or to volunteer in areas before, during and after natural or man-made disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires or even terrorist attacks.
Amateur radio is also a great educational vehicle for your kids, especially home schooled kids. The hobby covers but is not limited to math, science, history, space, geography, electronics, electricity, and much more to include hands-on projects.
So if you would like more information about a wonderful hobby that could possibly save your live and one that will allow you to volunteer and participate in emergency communications. If that is something of interest to you; then please contact us and let us help point you in the right direction. You may email us at K4HOGFL@gmail.com or you may give us a call at 352-748-3645 for additional information.
You may also check out our website at www.k4hog.org