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Radio clubs share skills

The Mission Amateur Radio Club and the Abbotsford Amateur Radio Club combined and coordinated skills the last weekend in June at the annual Amateur Radio Field Day contest.

The contest gives local amateur radio operators a chance to experience setting up a functional emergency radio site, and practice their skills making radio contacts, according to Rick Ross, Mission Amateur Radio Club president.

The event took place for 24 hours from 11 a.m. on Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday morning at Fraser River Heritage Park. Contacts were made on shortwave radio with stations as far north as the Yukon and as far south as Texas.

Despite dismal weather, participants from both sides of the river had a chance to compare practices and socialize.

For more information about amateur radio and the clubs in the area, e-mail Ross at ve7fwp@gmail.com.

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