Local amateur radio club plans field day

The Amateur Radio Club of Sabine has set their annual field day as Saturday, June 26 until 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 at noon at the Emergency Operations Center building next to the fire house on San Antonio Avenue in Many. The public is invited.

Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, uses a section of the radio frequency spectrum for the non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, recreation, and emergency communication. There are many other uses for the service as well.

Amateur radio operators can be seen as unsung heroes during times of disaster due to their proficiency in long-range communication with their radio devices. For instance, following a hurricane, cell phone towers can be toppled and service halted, and landlines will become unavailable. Operators serve as a necessary line to keep rescuers up to date on information.




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