Master of the airwaves

Grassie resident to compete at Olympics of radio sport

Grimsby Lincoln News

By  Amanda Moore

GRASSIE — John Sluymer has been social networking since 1972.

There was no Twitter or Facebook when the Grassie resident first picked up a radio unit a little more than four decades ago. Instead of hashtags and status updates, Sluymer would either talk into his mic or tap out his message in Morse code. Just like today’s social networks offer users a chance to interact with people on all sides of the world, Sluymer’s hobby has allowed him to reach — both physically and through radio waves — even the most remote areas of the planet.

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