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Amateur radio operators to practice emergency communication skills

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Courtesy Jim VennemanRich Cutler, WC6H, of Valley Springs, Calif. pauses for a moment while making contacts with field stations nationwide during the 2011 and#8220;Field Dayand#8221; emergency communications exercise.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; On Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, amateur radio operators from Auburn, Truckee and surrounding areas will construct and operate a working amateur radio field station at the Logger Campground at Stampede Reservoir near Truckee. This exciting nationwide event known as and#8220;Field Dayand#8221; is intended to prepare and train ham radio operators in emergency communication skills consistent with their role in natural disasters and civic emergencies. This educational 24-hour event begins Saturday at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

An interactive list of Field Day sites in our area can be found at http://www.arrl.org/contests/announcements/fd/locator.php

Call Jim Venneman, WX6V, at 530-823-6268 or via e-mail using wx6v@sbcglobal.net for details.


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