Amateur Radio Club Holds Readiness Event in Wayne County
CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Folks in Wayne County gathered for a readiness event to learn how to communicate during an emergency.
The Wayne County Amateur Radio Club held a field day Sunday at Valley View Campground near Waymart.
Club members showed local boy scouts what would happen if all means of communication went down during a disaster. The scouts also learned how to use amateur radio to send out safety and welfare messages.
“They [officials] know they can count on us when communication doesn’t work. If the phones are out, you can’t text, the internet is down, this is the kind of communication that will get through,” said Mark Wheeler, Vice President of the Wayne County Amateur Radio Club.
The boy scouts also held a bake sale and held a 50/50 drawing at the event.