REDMOND, OR -- When the Deschutes County Fair opens Wednesday, along with the animals, baked goods and crafts, ham radio operators will also be on display. Don Shurtleff, with the High Desert Amateur Radio Group (HIDARG), says it’s a chance "To meet some of the hams that provide critical services to public safety agencies and to the public. The hams will be on the air demonstrating how their various systems work." He adds, "The hams will be able to talk to you about disaster preparedness, and provide handouts that describe how you can obtain a ham radio license."
The HIDARG booth is directly across from the Sheep Barn, near the Bank of the Cascades Center.