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Field Day scheduled for Radio Club

The Mountain Amateur Radio Club is holding its annual “Field Day” event Saturday, June 25, behind True Value Home Center on Highway 49 in Oakhurst.

Beginning at 11 a.m., the event will run continuously for 24 hours until 11 a.m. Sunday.

The event, which is open to the public, demonstrates the practice of emergency communications using “ham” radios.

Alan Gil, one of the club’s participants, said there are three reasons the group holds a field day.

*  It’s a way to practice setting up equipment in a remote location that may not have regular PG&E power, with temporary antennas, an electric generator, and radio gear

*  It’s a contest between radio clubs and individuals in the country, with thousands of operators competing for points

*  It demonstrates what amateur radio can be used for in an emergency

Details: Alan Gil, (559) 683-8095.

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