Amateur Radio Field Day set for Kamiah

— Public demonstrations of science, skill and service will be part of a national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise set for Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, at Riverfront Park in Kamiah, organized locally by members of the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club in Idaho and Lewis counties.

Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of amateur radio. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. More than 45,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2014.

Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are more than 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100.

For information: David Brainerd in Kooskia, 926-7886; or online at www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

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