The Tacoma Amateur Radio club will be taking part in the ARRL Field Day Exercise. They normally fire up all the radio bands and try to make contacts all over the world. Some operate on other than grid power and others use all kinds of "make shift" type anntennas. Some will even allow you to get on the "air" even if you don't have a license, as long as you are under their observation. If you are interested in emergency communications or amateur radio in general this event maybe for you.
They will be setting up on Friday but the exercise starts on Saturday June 23, 11am, the exercise ends Sunday June 24, around 11am.
Western State Hospital
Open Field - Southeast Area of Hospital Grounds
9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW
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