Several amateur radio operators and members of the public took part in a 24-hour event held this past Saturday at Lakeview Park in Mexico, Mo.
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day was hosted by the Audrain Emergency Communications, Inc. (AECI).
During the event, amateur radio operators attempted to reach as many operators as they could throughout North America.
The event also gave operators a chance to show public safety and other emergency officials how amateur radios can help them in a time of need.
In times of an emergency, ham radios can be used in the place of current public safety radios to help out with communication.