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Ham radio clubs to test emergency capabilities in June 24-25 event

Local hams will gather at the Hammock Community Center to operate multiple ham radio stations for 24 hours.

Local amateur radio operators will represent our community in the American Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day on June 24-25.

Hams associated with the Flagler Palm Coast Amateur Radio Club, Flagler Emergency Communications Association and Flagler County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) will gather at then Hammock Community Center at 79 Mala Compra Road to operate multiple ham radio stations for 24 hours beginning starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, according to a news release.

The annual Field Day event involves more than 40,000 hams throughout North America.

The public is welcome to visit the local Field Day site to learn more about ham radio, local clubs and hams in our own neighborhoods, according to the news release.

There will be opportunities to operate radios under the supervision of Federal Communications Commission-licensed radio amateurs. No advance arrangements are necessary, and the event is free.


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