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The Shout Out Heard ‘Round the World

6/21/2010

(Huntsville, Alabama)- The Drake State Amateur Radio Club will be hosting Field Day - 2010 from Noon on Saturday, June 26th to 3:00 pm Sunday, June 27th near “Lot 57” of Monte Sano State Park RV Camp Grounds. The public is invited to participate in this activity.

Each year, The Amateur Radio Club hosts a “Field Day” where members test their equipment and skills from a remote area. This is important because in times of crisis, amateur radio operators could potentially be the area’s first line of communication. Groups, such as the club at Drake State, are active during severe weather providing communication between spotters on the ground and The National Weather Service Office.

This year The Drake State Amateur Radio Club is being assisted with Field Day – 2010 by Mr. Harriston Bankston of  Bankston Motor Homes, who is providing an RV to serve as the command center for this activity.

Anyone interested in learning more about Amateur Radio or Field Day 2010 may visit the Amateur Radio Club’s website at http://www.arrl/fieldday2010.org. 

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