‘Ham radio’ as it is commonly known has long been a great additional communication resource for a wide variety of interests and needs. In areas such as Johnson County where cellphone service can be patchy, amateur radio can be a valuable additional resource when facing emergency situations or simply to communicate in poor coverage areas.
Buffalo Amateur Radio Klub (BARK) has already established links with Johnson County Emergency Management, law enforcement, and other local services and groups. The group is looking to grow and provide support or backup when needs arise. Furthermore, amateur radio isn’t confined by geography so Wyoming-based users can be part of national or even international initiatives, such as the natural disasters and rescue efforts in Florida or Maui.
307NetRadio caught up with two enthusiasts to find out more about the Klub, the recent financial award of $1,000 by Johnson County Commissioners to provide a repeater to (literally) boost the club’s effectiveness, and more.
Interested? Join the free Introductory Class on Tuesday 26th September.
Buffalo Amateur Radio Klub
Tuesday 26 Sept 6:30-8:00 pm
American Legion, 18 Veteran’s Lane, Buffalo WY
For more information call 307 630 9857