11-year-old Dade County girl gets ham license, calls out to the world

photo Sierra Saylors, 11, scans the 10-meter ham band with help from her father, David, as her mother, Teresa, looks at their Trenton, Ga., home Wednesday morning. Saylors, KK4RJW, is thought to be one of the youngest ham radio operators in the area and will be on the air Saturday and Sunday during Amatuer Radio Field Days at Cloudland Canyon State Park.

IF YOU GOThe Dade County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will hold a radio field day at Cloudland Canyon State Park starting at noon Saturday. The public event continues around the clock through Sunday. The park is off Georgia Highway 136 on Lookout Mountain between Trenton and LaFayette. Look for signs near the park entrance leading to the field day area.