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radio field day in Hamilton

when all else failsAnnual Field Day is this weekend across the USofA.

The main event is to encourage individuals, groups, clubs and teams to deploy their radios into “field locations” – that is, to set up mobile, temporary radio communication centers.

Part of the game is to contest and see how many contacts each unit can make across the nation. That particular aspect of the program runs from noon Saturday to noon Sunday.

Members of the Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC) and the Bitterroot Emergency Amateur Radio Services (BEARS) are setting up for Field Day at the Hamilton Grange on Highway 93 – across from Murdoch’s south of Hamilton.

More important to me than the contesting are the aspects of setting up comms in field conditions AND showing the power of amateur radio to visitors.

That is where you come in.

Drop on by. I, and others, will be there for you all day Saturday.