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HAM Radio Field Exercise

June 27, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Join Cacapon State Park volunteers and local amateur radio operators for an annual field day exercise.

1:00 p.m. HAM Radio Field Exercise
Amateur radio operators will be communicating with other HAM radio stations across North America in their annual field day exercise. Learn all about the history of short wave radio and how we rely on this type of communication when disaster strikes. This 24-hour communication will be conducted at the Cacapon Mountain Overlook.

7:30 p.m. Campfire
Meet at the campfire circle beside the Nature Center for a marshmallow roastin’ good time by the fire. You bring the marshmallows, and we’ll provide the sticks.

8:45 p.m. Night Skies HAM Radio
Following the campfire, meet on Cacapon Mountain Overlook observation deck. Gaze at the stars and discover the HAM radio! First come, first served parking. Observation deck is limited space where 6′ social distancing must be met. Bring binoculars or use a fun night sky phone app to look at the constellations. (1 hour)

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June 27, 2020
1:01 am