Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club members will again set up at the Abingdon Park pavilion in Hayes this weekend, beginning Saturday afternoon, for the annual American Radio Relay League-sponsored Field Day.
In the tradition of this celebration, which began in 1933, the club will be operating “portable,” simulating emergency operating conditions. In the United States, this is the largest single emergency preparedness exercise utilizing ham radio in the country, a release said. Amateur stations across America will be in the field using battery, generator, solar or even wind power to communicate with other stations in a contest-like fashion. Typically, over 30,000 operators participate each year.
Both the public and government officials are invited to attend the club’s site this weekend. The local club repeater frequency is 145.370 MHz.
More information on club activities is available online at www.mparc.net and www.facebook.com/mparcinc. ...
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