Amateur radio operator Jerry Ryan mans the Van Wert County Emergency Management Agency's Mobile Command Center.
They are operating the vehicle on a generator, simulating conditions like it was on June 29th during the wind storms that hit the area, knocking the power out for several days.
Jack Snyder is president of the Van Wert Amateur Radio Club.
The club ranked second in the nation in their classification for the number of contacts made in a 24 hour period during last year's Amateur Radio Relay League's Field Day.
This year, the atmospherics are such where it's becoming more difficult to make contact with other hams.