Some ham radio operators were the first to communicate with hospitals after the Joplin tornado in May of 2011.
Ham operators in the United States and Canada participated in "Field Day" Saturday.
The public was able to meet and talk to radio operators to learn how to get their FCC radio license for when the next disaster strikes.
"We practice our, which we call, Skylog, which we work with The Weather Service to report stuff that they can not see with their radar. Since the Joplin tornado they are more concerned about getting us to report immediate damage, as well as what we are seeing on the ground or in the sky,"says Steve Palmer, Amateur Radio Club.
There are about 35 members in the group.
The club will wrap up its meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The meetings are being held at The Greater Ozarks Chapter of The American Red Cross located at the corner of Division and West Bypass in Springfield.