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'Hams' get dialed in for field day event


Last updated 7/1/2018 at 7:40am

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Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club members Roger Moynihan (K6RPM), left, and Ron Patten (KG6HSQ) begin making contacts with other amateur radio users at the start of the annual Amateur Radio Field Day event at William H. Frazier Elementary School June 23.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club held Field Day 2018, an emergency preparedness exercise lasting 24 hours, from June 23, 11 a.m. till Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m. at Frazier Elementary School's athletic field.

Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

During emergencies and natural disasters normal modes of communication such as telephones, cell phones and the internet usually become overloaded and fail. Amateur Radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateu...

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