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HAM RADIO FIELD DAY STARTS TODAY AT PARK

Ham Radio Field Day 2009 will be from 2 p.m. today to 2 p.m. Sunday at the recreation building at Linda Pedersen Park on Shoal Line Boulevard.

Amateur radio operators with the Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club and Hernando County Amateur Radio Association will participate in a display of their emergency communications capabilities for 24 hours (through 2 p.m. Sunday).

The local event is part of the annual National Field Day for Amateur Radio, with FCC-licensed amateur radio operators, also known as hams, in contact with other amateur radio stations across the United States, using their short wave radio equipment and antennas.

The public is welcome to attend. Visitors are welcome and can get "on the air." For information, call Ed at (352) 684-7623.

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