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Amateur Radio Field Day set for June 22-23

The Foothills Amateur Radio Society will demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio during the 24-hour Amateur Radio Field Day, scheduled 11 a.m. June 22 to 11 a.m. June 23 in a field owned by Maryknoll Residence, located directly across the street from Rancho San Antonio Park at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

The society will operate three radio stations and attempt to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations throughout North and South America. They will communicate using voice, Morse code radio and digital radio. More than 37,500 amateur radio operators participated in last year’s event.

Amateur Radio Field Day is an exercise in emergency radio communications that starts with the setup of radio stations under field conditions. Amateur radio operators erect antennas, assemble radio stations and power up electric generators in an effort to simulate conditions during an emergency.

Visitors are welcome to observe from noon to 7 p.m. June 22.

For more information on Amateur Radio Field Day, call Phil Hawkins at 279-7803, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit fars.k6ya.org.

For more information on how to become involved in amateur radio, call the American Radio Relay League at (800) 326-3942 or visit arrl.org.

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