Hamvention

Connecting Across Cultural Lines With Ham Radio

Sep 3, 2014
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Amateur radio is a kind of non-commercial broadcasting.  Also known as ham radio, the people who do it are known as hams. It's a popular hobby; there are more than 2 million ham radio clubs around the world, and more than a dozen here in southwest Ohio.

Community Voices producer Charlene Edwards, a rookie ham, says every operator has a call sign they use to identify themselves and she has this story about the colorblind quality of ham radio broadcasting.

This weekend the Dayton Opera is doing Carmen, and you will experience a Carmen like you have never seen before - intense, intimate and bitingly tragic! It's Carmen unplugged!

Hamvention…..opening tonight and all weekend at the Hara…you will be “internationally connected."