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A group of young hams from Northern New Jersey need help and all you need to do is click you mouse a few times!

The kids from the 721st Mechanized Contest Battalion have entered their 2013 Youth Forum project: The Emergency Antenna Platform System (E-APS) in the "Boca Bearings Innovation Competition."

E-APS is a robot used to raise antennas on vertical structures like lamp posts or flag poles. It enables HAM RADIO operators or first responders quickly and safely raise antennas in an emergency situation.

The team has the opportunity to win a $5000 grant to support more ham radio / maker projects in their area.

Go to to see more information on how to support them and watch the robot in action.