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-- It may sound like John Pritchett is searching for extraterrestrial.
But he is really down to -- -- -- a hand a commonly used term for an amateur radio operator.
His radio talk.
Around the globe from his -- -- in California.
-- W six JWK John in -- rigid as part of a trend that has been around for a hundred years.
According to the Federal Communications Commission ham radio licenses are at an all time high with over 700000.
Licenses in the US.
It's great it's a wonderful -- here is an HF transceiver.
It's one of these -- as we can easily communicate around the world.
Manager -- brought an amateur electronics supply in Las Vegas that's it ham radio business is going steady.
I think there's something magical about being able -- communicate with people around the world using nothing other than a radio.
Wireless communications you don't have to -- and cell phones.
While -- hands talk to people in far off places if you really wanna ham it up with some friends you need to do a fox sent.
This is the radio equivalents at hand to hand combat.
Local amateur radio club compete finding hidden transmitter.
Or what they like to call box using their hand -- and -- It catcher -- that a thousand dessert for radio signals that come from the fox.
The fox and it's really fun it's -- that's a lot of fun.
The thrill of the chase because competition being the first to find the transmitter.
All you need is a couple hundred bucks to get started and an FCC license to join the craze.
-- Fresno California -- McAleese so foxnews.com.
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