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These Kids are the Next Wave for Ham Radio

By KATE PERRY, Staff writer
Timesunion.com

SCHENECTADY — Forget instant messaging. Amateur radio was the thing for some kids across the country Sunday.

In Schenectady, you could hear a young voice over the scratchy static coming from the transceiver — a radio that can transmit and receive — set up in the basement of the Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium.

“Hi — I’m Carter, and I’m wondering what age you are and what grade you are in. Over,” said an 11-year-old calling out from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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