Ham Operators Get Radio Ready

Ham radio operators want to make sure they're ready in an emergency situation so they made a day of preparing for it in Longview today.

It was the annual Field Day 2002 by ham operators nation-wide, with local participation at McWhorter park.

The 24 hour event is designed to test the operators ability to use portable stations under simulated emergency conditions.

For operators its a chance to do something they love, communicating with people all over the world.