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    Exercise, contest for amateur radio operators coming to Escambia County

    By Olivia Wilson,

    24 days ago

    ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. ( WKRG ) — Amateur radio operators will soon be able to compete in an exercise and contest to send messages as the Five Flags Amateur Radio Association is set to host the American Radio Relay League Field Day.

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    The event, which officials say is “part of a series of events throughout North America to highlight and demonstrate ham radio operations,” is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at Ashton Brosnaham Park.


    According to a news release, the field day event is an exercise and contest for North American amateur radio operators and is open to the public.

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    During the event, participants aim to “meet as many ham radio operators, also known as amateur radio operators, from around the world as possible and to pass messages to selected regional ham radio authorities,” the release said.

    “I’m excited to welcome our amateur radio friends back to Escambia County’s Ashton Brosnaham Park for their annual field day, and I wish them a fun and successful event,” District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry said. “I encourage the public to come to watch amateur radio in action and learn more about the important service they provide.

    Barry added, “I’d like to thank the Five Flags Amateur Radio Association for all they’ve done over the years in our community, and for sharing their expertise with the public through this exciting event.”

    To learn more about the 2024 ARRL Field Day, visit the field day website.

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