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Antietam Radio group takes field exercise to the air Saturday in Leitersburg

June 27, 2008

The Antietam Radio Association will return to the Leitersburg Ruritan Park behind the fire company Saturday for annual field day exercises.

The official on-the-air amateur radio activity starts about 2 p.m.

Approximately 3,000 stations in the United States and Canada are participating. Most are club stations like Antietam Radio which will use its club call sign W3CWC.

Temporary amateur stations with antennas in fields and radios in a tent or a pavilion will attempt to contact some of the other participants, partially as a training exercise in how to set up stations, teaching folks how to operate under stressful conditions and learning to use an emergency power source among other things.

Antietam hopes to have three or four high frequency (HF) stations going and some on the higher bands and perhaps one station using solar power that may attempt to make a contact via an amateur radio satellite.

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For more information, call Antietam club member Page Pyne at 301-393-8772 or Karin Christensen at 301-432-2358.

- Marlo Barnhart

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