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Amateur radio operators prepare to show off their skills

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This weekend, Daviess County Amateur, or "Ham," Radio Operators will demonstrate their skills at an event that's open to the public.

It's called "Field Day," and it's an annual event that wraps up Amateur Radio Week.

Daviess County Hams will be at Pioneer Village in Yellow Creek Park from 1 p.m. on Saturday until the same time on Sunday.

They're going to show off some of their emergency capabilities.

You can meet and talk with these local Ham Radio Operators and learn more about the services that they provide.

Sometimes, Amateur Radio is the only way that people can communicate during unexpected emergencies.

They're also the ones that often provide rescuers with critical information during serious situations.

There are over 700,000 Amateur Radio licenses in the U.S. and more than 2.5 million around the world.

Their slogan's "When all else fails, Ham Radio works," but it's much more than words to them.

They're able to send messages in many different forms without the use of the Internet, phones, or any other equipment that might not work during a disaster.

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