Ham radio club participates in 24-hour field day

Several local ham-radio enthusiasts conducted a real-life, 24-hour emergency practice scenario.

On Saturday, the Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club members gathered in Rock Springs near the Rock Springs Coal sign downtown to participate in Amateur Radio Field Day.

From noon Saturday until noon Sunday, the enthusiasts gathered with campers, food and anything else they needed to make 24 hours.

Sweetwater club president Rick Breininger, call sign N1TEK, said when hurricanes hit Puerto Rico and Florida, ham-radio operators were relied on to pass information along. When power and cell phone towers were...


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