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Ham radio event

Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club were active on the eve of Dr. Walter Reed’s birthday on Saturday from the historical site of his birth in Belroi. Reed’s story of the conquest of yellow fever and some of the history of Gloucester was shared with 65 ham radio operators in 20 states and one Canadian province. Commemorative QSL cards confirming the contact will be sent to those hams who participated “on the air” in this special event. Above, Barb Ettner, Will Hrachovina and Danny Wright, from left, make contacts for the club.Tom Karow of Gloucester Preservation and the Fairfield Foundation, bottom photo at left, with radio club president Kenny Skirvin, conducted tours for the public and also highlighted some of the much-needed restoration projects planned for the house.


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