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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Forget fancy TV commercials or website ads.  A group of amateur radio operators are helping to advertise the Titanic Artifact Exhibit this weekend at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque.

The Great River Amateur Radio Club has set up shop on the William M. Black, broadcasting their signal as far away as New Zealand.

They say that while it's not the newest or fanciest way to communicate, it still has it's benefits.

"Amateur radio is very good for connecting throughout the world," said Dorothy Gable, a member of the club. "But it's also good when it comes to emergencies, sometimes we help out with special events. And this is one way we can get the word out about the National Mississippi River Museum and the Titanic event."

The club will be broadcasting all weekend long, plugging both the museum and the Titanic exhibit.

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