World ham-radio competition coming to Hollis this summer

Hollis Brookline JOURNAL

By DAVID BROOKS, Staff Writer

HOLLIS – A global sporting contest drawing teams from 38 countries is coming to Hollis this summer as part of its first appearance in the U.S. since 1996 – although it concerns an activity, ham radio, that many people don’t think of as a sport.

Tell that to the folks who’ll be spending 24 hours straight, no sleep, contacting 3,000 or more stations around the world.

“It’s exhausting,” said Doug Grant of Windham, who won a gold medal once and bronze medals twice at the quadrennial World Radiosport Team Championship.

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