Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club’s annual field day


The public is invited to discover the adventure, challenge and exhileration of amateur radio at the Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club’s annual field day starting Saturday, June 24, at 2 p.m. through Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Scituate Senior Center, on Route 102.

Visitors will have the opportunity to operate radios and make contacts with other “ham” radio enthusiasts worldwide. There also will be demonstrations on operating with low power, satellite communication, Morse code and use of solar panels as a portable power supply.

Learn more at the club's web site,

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