Green River Star -

By David Martin

Radio operators reach out to others


David Martin

Rick Breininger attempts to make contact with other radio operators at Collier Park Saturday afternoon. Breininger and the Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club were at the park to take part in the annual Field Day activities hosted by the American Radio Relay League.

While most were flocking to Evers Park and Expedition Island Saturday afternoon for the Flaming Gorge Days festivities, a small, dedicated group of men were stationed at Collier Park working to contact as many people as they could.

Stationed near a portable radio antennae and talking to whomever they could make contact with, many would likely overlook the radio operators as a group of hobbyists enjoying the afternoon in the park. While that was true to a certain extent, the Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club's activity was both a exhibition and an emergency response training exercise.

Rick Brein...

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