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Ham Radio: It's not about talking to pigs (and pork products)!

David Runneals



I'm a student at Nevada, Iowa High School. I have many hobbies including Ham Radio, GIS Mapping, Archery, Shotgun, and many more!

Amateur radio is still alive and well, and coming into the 21st Century as a playground for the technically curious. In addition to the work hams do in disaster relief communications, there is a lot of places for experimentation and learning. Ham radio is pushing the future of digital voice communications, high-speed "Internet" over incredible distances, and many more fun, and interesting things! Understanding our wireless world and how it works starts with an entry-level ham radio license: where you take it from there is up to you. This presentation is going to be presented with @sarahcofer and her youth.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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