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Fallbrook ‘hams’ get ready for Field Day


Last updated 6/18/2017 at Noon

Brent Dussia (KJ6UMY) attempts to contact other ham radio enthusiasts during a previous Field Day exercise held on the athletic field at Frazier Elementary School. Shane Gibson photo

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club (FARC) members and their fellow amateur radio operators (“hams”) from across the nation are getting ready for American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day, the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the U.S. and Canada.

A 24-hour affair in which amateur radio operators set up temporary transmitting stations in public places, Field Day 2017 begins at 11 a.m. June 24 and concludes at 11 a.m. June 25. FARC members and other local hams will use the athletic field at Frazier Elementary School (1835 Gum Tree Lane) for the event.

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