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The Bedford County Amateur Radio Society will present a special science, technology, engineering and math program at the Bedford County Library at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19 and Saturday, December 3.

John Hogenmiller, amateur radio call sign KB3DFZ, will explain and demonstrate the new marriage of radio communications and digital technology. Hogenmiller will show how modern radio amateurs use their radios, computers and handheld devices.

Lloyd Roach, call sign K3QNT, will review the early history of amateur radio and have a two-way shortwave radio station operating out of the library.

“With equipment like this, HAM radio operators talk with other operators around the world,” Roach talked about the equipment that will be in place. QSL cards from around the world will also be on display.

The program is aimed at middle school students, but everyone is welcome.

The program is free.

The December presentation will be a repeat of the November event.

The Bedford County Amateur Radio Society is in its 63rd year of service in Bedford County. The club is one of the nation’s oldest ARRL-affiliated volunteer emergency communications organizations.

During the STEM event, Hogenmiller will explain how to obtain an FCC amateur radio license. To learn more about BCARS or how to obtain an FCC amateur radio license, visit

The Bedford County Library is located at 240 S. Wood St., Bedford. For more information, call the library at 814-623-5010.

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