Wanted: a few good hams

A North Island club is looking for a few good hams.

A North Island club is looking for a few good hams.

Ham radio operators that is, to boost its flagging numbers.

The North Island Amateur Radio Society is looking for new blood to keep the vital communications link open.

The society has as many as 25 members, but “None of us are getting any younger,” said member Ron McLennan.“We’re looking for youth and enthusiasm.”

In a letter to the membership, president of the club, Ron Boney, said if more members aren’t lured to the club, “ … radio repeaters will deteriorate and become unusable.”

The group is a mostly fun club, but  could be called upon to do more serious tasks, such as coordinating emergency traffic on the highway where there’s no cell phone coverage.

“We also have the ability to make emergency phone calls through Telus,” said McLennan.

All amateur radio operators and other interested people — even those who don’t own radios —are invited to attend the annual general meeting today at 7 p.m. at the EOC room in the basement of Port McNeill’s town office.