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Amateur radio club communicates without cell phones or Internet

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Members of the Albany Amateur Radio Club set up at the Marine Corps Logistics Base for their field day event on Saturday.

Amateur Radio is a popular hobby done by licensed operators who communicate on radio frequencies, and without Internet or cable. ]

They talk with people all over the world. Organizers say it's a good tool to have when natural disasters or other emergency situations hit.

"The main thing is that they are operating without any wires or infrastructure.. Were not using Internet..we not using telephone..we not using any infrastructure at all. And yet we are making permanent contacts all over the United States and Canada," says Eugene Clark.

They invite people of all ages to join. Club members do have to obtain a license.

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