Radio Club To Host Annual Field Day

John King working with a youngster interested in amateur radio at a previous Field Day event.

The Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club was formed 45 years ago and continues to remain active.

Beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. and running continuously until 1 p.m. Sunday, club members will participate in the annual Field Day exercise.

John King, a board director for the club, said the event will be at the American Farm Heritage Museum this year. He said field day is designed to showcase the science and skill of amateur radio operators. The public is invited.

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Amateur radio operators are prepared to assist communities in times of emergencies. The Okaw Valley Radio Club also provides radio communications at various events.

King said Field Day is a great opportunity to test equipment capabilities. He encourages anyone interested in amateur radio to be part of the event. Visitors will be able to use the equipment and make contacts with other radio operators in other locations.

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To learn how to become a licensed amateur radio operator visit the Field Day event or go to the radio club’s website at

John King will be the guest on WGEL’s Public Affairs Program, Sunday after the noon news, talking about amateur radio and the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club.

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