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Ham radio enthusiasts kick off the new year

The Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club met last week at the Abingdon Fire and Rescue building in Hayes and kicked off the new year with its first monthly meeting for 2022.

The club is active in Gloucester County with emergency preparedness to establish communication when other systems might fail. The club runs an Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) net every Thursday at 8 p.m. on its local repeater operating on the frequency of 145.370 mhz. All ham radio operators are welcome to check into the net.

There are plans to attract more ham radio operators to the area by hosting a local ham swap meet as well as Field Day on the last weekend in June. Testing schedule for prospective ham radio operators can also be found on its website.

The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 3 (2676 Hayes Road). All hams and other interested individuals are also invited to meet with the group on Saturday mornings at Olivia’s on Main, Glouces...

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