Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, may seem like an antiquated hobby in the days of the Internet and rapidly changing communications devices, but not in Missouri's St. Charles High School ham radio club. Students are studying radio waves and ham-radio equipment -- which they have learned still plays an important role in an emergency -- to take the Federal Communications Commission exam to become a licensed ham-radio operator. Students say they are finding distinct rewards of talking with other ham-radio operators around the nation and around the world.

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