Veterans, public invited to ham radio demo Saturday
Bernie Mullin-Splude of PEI Military Family Resource Centre says hobby can help veterans become more social
The PEI Military Family Resource Centre is encouraging its members to get into a hobby that has lots of military roots and history — ham radio operating.
There will be a free open house Saturday between 1 and 5 p.m. at the Brighton compound in Charlottetown, where amateur radio operators will give a presentation about how to get a ham radio licence as well as hands-on demonstrations.
Bernie Mullin-Splude, a program co-ordinator at the centre, said it's an interesting — and inexpensive — hobby for all ages.
"Thinking about some of the veterans who may be more housebound for whatever reason mobility issues or perhaps emotionally feeling not as comfortable being out in a crowd that maybe this is another way to open up the door to be more social," she said.
The general public is also welcome to attend, she said.
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With files from Laura Chapin