The Lake County Radio Community (LCRC) is looking for candidates to give away several installed and working radio base stations free-of-cost within the coming months. Desired candidates are people who have time to devote to the hobby, but may not have the necessary funds to purchase a radio.
The radio will come with a microphone, mast, antenna and coax.
LCRC is reaching out to residents on the west side of Clear Lake in towns including Glenhaven, Lucerne, Upper Lake, Lakeport and Kelseyville.
The two-way radio communication hobby was most popular in the 70s and 80s, and has experienced resurgence with base and mobile radio stations popping up around the county.
Candidates do not need to have past experience transmitting, and no license is required.
LCRC will provide hands-on training and provide documentation with each base station put into operation, as required by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).
With the radio and gear provided, people will be able to talk loudly and clearly throughout the area.
Candidates must be 18 years or older and live on the west side of the lake.
The radio and gear belongs to LCRC and cannot be sold, radio winners may keep them as long they as maintain a consistent transmission. For those who decide to no longer transmit, the gear will be uninstalled free-of-charge and passed along to another candidate.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org with address and phone number, or call 483-4792 and ask for Dave.
(Source: Record-Bee, Lake County, USA)