An Intro to Ham Radio Nets and Volunteering at Head of the Charles

A few weekends ago I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Head of the Charles Regatta as a ham radio operator on a safety launch. If you’re curious about what volunteering as a ham is like or the basics of participating in ham radio net then read on!

Launching at the MIT boathouse the morning of the regatta
My station at Weld Boathouse
Crews assembling gear and loading boats

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