Radio club marks 50 years of fun, service |

Radio club marks 50 years of fun, service

The Nevada County Amateur Radio Club is turning 50 years old.

Nevada County supervisors honored club members with a plaque, presented to club President Walt Hannontree at their meeting on Tuesday. (Look for the story at to see a photo of Walt with four of the supervisors.)

“Some would think that continuing a service club to obtain 50 years would be arduous work,” said member Richard Miller of Colfax, who received his own telecommunications license two years ago. “But we have a ball.”

The club is the local chapter of the national Amateur Radio Relay League, which has “played a great roll in amateur radio history,” Miller added.

Anyone interested in club activities or in joining can contact Miller at – he uses his call letters in his e-mail address.

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