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Runestone Amateur Radio Club to host Field Day in West Union June 25-26

The local radio operators will join more than 40,000 hams throughout North America that will set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science.

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At a past Field day event, Ryan Koehntop (foreground) and Andrew Ring, members of the Runestone Amateur Radio Club, demonstrate how they make contact with other ham radio operators in the U.S. and overseas.
Alexandria Echo Press file photo
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an amateur ham radio operator, communicating with other operators from around the world?

Now is your chance. The local Runestone Amateur Radio Club will host its annual Field Day Operating Event on June 25-26 at the 4-H Park in West Union, just southeast of Osakis.

The event is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio.

From Saturday at 1 p.m. through Sunday at 1 p.m., local amateur radio operators will set up their equipment in the park and make contact with other radio operators.
The public is invited to see how it all works.

The local radio operators will join more than 40,000 hams throughout North America that will set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to their communities and the nation in a single event.

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Ham radio operators are involved in public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, demonstrating their operating skills and promoting STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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

"The local Runestone Amateur Radio Club hosts Field Day at various public accessible locations each year," said club member Jim Froemke. "You’re welcome to join us in West Union to get acquainted with amateur radio as a service and hobby."

More information is available from:

  • Field Day, www.arrl.org/field-day
  • ARRL www.arrl.org
  • Runestone Amateur Radio Club www.w0alx.com
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