Ham radio event kicks off today in Pendleton

PENDLETON -- Volunteer amateur radio operators are meeting to operate radios for a special event at the National Weather Service office at the Pendleton Airport.

Operators from across the United States and Canada will operate their radios from home and try to contact as many special event stations as possible in a 24-hour period.

Special stations have been set up at more than 90 participating National Weather Service offices.

The broadcasts will be from 4 p.m. to midnight today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, go to wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio.