HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — “This is KF5ALV, Kilo-Fox-Five-Alpha-Lima-Victor calling CQDE and standing by… This is KF5ALV, Kilo-Fox-Five-Alpha-Lima-Victor calling CQDE and standing by.”
Moments after 14-year-old Samantha Bruton spoke the above call sign using the phonetic alphabet through her dad’s ham radio, a reply came back from a ham-radio user in Kansas.
“KF5ALV , KF5ALV, this is AB2GD, Alpha-Bravo-Two-Golf-Delta, reading you loud and clear here in Kansas.”
From 7 a.m. Saturday through the night and up until noon on Sunday, this was the typical sound heard from four different ham radios as members of the Lea County Amateur Radio Club sat and fiddled with their ham radios, making contact with other users all over the country and world, as part of the LCARC third annual field day.
Bruton, who was attempting to make her Login to read more