‘Hamfest’ brings together amateur radio operators

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) — There weren’t any pork products, but they “hammed it up” at the Cary Boy Scout Camp Sunday morning.

The 44th annual Hamfest featured amateur radio operators. Many were from the Greater Lafayette, but others came from outside the state.

The event gives radio operators the chance to exchange equipment that would otherwise be tough to acquire. From devices that communicate with radios using Morse code to digital connections, the group enjoyed talking about their passion for the equipment.

“A big aspect of the hobby is experimentation, so we don’t just buy radios and use them. A lot of us will build our own equipment, myself included,” said radio operator Neal Lynch.

The group concluded their morning event with a raffle which included radio accessories prizes from vendors.

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