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Amateur radio event

Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club braved cold temperatures Saturday at Abingdon Park to broadcast the story of Captain John Smith, his capture 412 years ago by Chief Powhatan and the apocryphal story of Pocahontas saving Smith’s life. The story was shared with amateur radio operators in 34 states, five Canadian provinces and as far away as a military base in Greenland. Throughout the day, 131 contacts were made. Here, club members Allan Lambert, left, and Will Hrachovina share Gloucester history on the air. For more information on club activities, visit ...

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