JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Jason Linz and several other amateur radio operators from around Stutsman County gathered to network with one another.

Linz says it was his idea to get other hobbyist together to meet but also celebrate a milestone with their crew.

AARL, or National Association for Amateur Radio, was founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim. The organization features noncommercial radio amateurs.

“ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs,” the organization states.

Linz says while HAM radio is a hobby, it’s also one that many partake in around the world, making it a widely shared commonality between local HAM radio operators and the rest of the world.

The Jamestown Amateur Radio Club also holds an annual ARRL Field Day during the summer. The day is celebrated around the world as other HAM radio operators attempt to connect with as many as they can from different countries and states.