Ham Radio

What would you do if the power went out and cell phones and the internet did not work for communication?! With amateur radio, you can communicate without internet connection or cell phone reception. Ham radio stations use amateur radio technology, allowing people to communicate locally (ex. neighbors, police, fire departments), across the world, and even with space satellites and humans aboard the International Space Station!

Anyone can be a ham radio operator. All you need is your ham radio license to get on the air! The MOST’s call sign is K2MST.

On Friday, February 23, 2018, the MOST made contact with the International Space Station and communicated with NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei using the ham radio exhibit.

Learn more about ham radio with The National Association for Amateur Radio, including how to get your license!

NASA – Four Ways Ham Radio Connects and Inspires the World