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Amateur Radio Field Day set for June 27-28

The Brainerd Amateur Radio Club's Annual Field Day 2015 will be held June 27-28 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. The public is invited from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.

The Brainerd Amateur Radio Club's Annual Field Day 2015 will be held June 27-28 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. The public is invited from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.

Each year over 37,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves and set up stations in the field - camping style.

"It is a time when many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles," Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club's vice president Lyle Amundson said in a news release.

"While some will treat it as a contest, most of us use the opportunity to practice our emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate amateur radio to local elected community leaders, key individuals with the organizations that amateur radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For us, this American Radio Relay League event is one of the highlights of our activity calendar."

For the operators, the objective is to make radio contact with as many stations as possible on most amateur bands and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the U.S. and Canada. Often many foreign stations participate as well.

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To find the location - F/D Station Locator at www.arrl.org/field-day-locator - type in the Club Call Sign WØUJ and a Google map of the F/D location will come up. Also click on the red pin that appears on the map for additional information.

For more information, contact Lyle Amundson, KØLFV, at 218-330-5110, 218-765-3100 or by email at k0lfv@arrl.net .

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