Television, film, and music star John Schneider salutes ham radio operators and other volunteers

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  1. G4TUT

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    Television, film, and music star John Schneider salutes ham radio operators and other volunteers
    Twice a year for the past 32 years cars have blasted down 150 miles of closed, high desert, roadway. This is the Silver State Classic Challenge and it's sister race the Nevada Open Road Challenge, certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Fastest Race on a Public Highway.

    The course is on Nevada Highway 318, which Nevada has renamed as the Silver State Classic Challenge Highway. This is unforgiving country, with no communications infrastructure, no towns, no gas, nothing. To run this race it takes hundreds of volunteers, police, fire, EMS, fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, etc all tied together by an army of amateur radio operators.

    As a way of saying "Thank You" to their ham operators and course workers, Silver State Classic Challenge is hosting a Ham Radio Appreciation Reception at July's NVCON the ARRL Nevada State Convention.

    SSCC asked celebrity Schneider to help say "Thank You" via a message for all the SSCC volunteers which they could play at the SSCC Ham Radio Reception.

    You probably remember John as "Bo Duke" on the hit series "Dukes of Hazzard", as "Jonathan Kent" on "Smallville", or as "Jim Cryer" on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and Have Nots". John raced his car the "General Lee many times in the Silver State Classic Challenge.

    He has starred in more than 100 television shows, more than 50 movies, and as a country/western artist he has dozens of albums and singles to his credit.

    A note about John's may remember him for hosting the National Memorial Day Concerts from the capital.... but did you also know that along with Marie Osmond, John is the co-founder of the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals.

    Watch the video:

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  2. 2E0TWD

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    He is a really nice guy John .
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  3. K9ASE

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    I love some of his Pure Flix movies
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  4. W2AAT

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    It's nice to read that there are some quality people in the entertainment industry..... Thanks for bringing this to our attention...

    73's corky w2aat
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  5. K9CTB

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    Now there's a guy I would relish spending 5 minutes in a bus stop bench conversation with .... but that stuff never happens ... to me at least. :) I always get the panhandlers.
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  6. KA2K

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    Panhandlers and street people, sad in so many ways. Be thankful.
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  7. K6RQR

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    But wait.... how come the "General Lee" had CB but no ham radio equipment!
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  8. AE7XG

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    That was during the CB craze. Very popular.
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  9. K5ATW

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    John is a nice guy and also a very good singer. Thanks for the "flowers" John. K5ATW Steven
  10. N5KIR

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    Really appreciate the Praise for Amateur Radio Hobby and to the Volunteers. N5KIR
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