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Draper Ham Radio Association
Amateur Radio National Field Day 25 June 2016

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Members of the Draper Ham Radio Association will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise:

When: June 25th from Noon to 10 p.m.

Location: West of Suncrest at 6,588 feet above sea level

(https://www.google.com/maps/place/40%C2%B027'55.8%22N+111%C2%B051'27.3%22W/@40.4655071,-111.8597657,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.465503!4d-111.857577?hl=en).

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. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

For over 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2015.

Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, 16,700 amateur Radio operators in Utah. With clubs such as Draper Ham Radio Association, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Draper, UT.

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