It's a good feeling knowing that if all other communications fail, there's still one option to talk to us during an emergency.
The Rockford Amateur Radio Association operated from Aldeen Park Sunday afternoon. They use "Ham" radios to contact the public in an emergency situation if other outlets are down.
They're commissioned to do so by the government.
"Once a year we demonstrate that we can do that by coming out to a public location and operating our radios, you set up your antennaes and things like that," said Kurt Eversole.
Kurt is the president of the Rockford Amateur Radio Association.
These "Ham" radio operators use the latest voice and digital communication techniques.