Photo Gallery: Winter Field Day 2015

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More than 20 amateur radio operators met at the Calhoun County EOC Saturday, Jan. 24, to participate in SPAR Winter Field Day exercises. The group completed 70 QSOs on the 10/15/20/40 meter bands.

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Regional communication exercise set for Feb. 6

emm_commThe Second Annual Regional Communication Exercise will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the S.C. Fire Academy located at 141 Monticello Trail in Columbia.

Under simulated emergency conditions, communication vehicles, trailers, mobile command vehicles, and other portable set-ups of any shape, style or configuration will meet up in an open parking lot. Participants will be given a sealed package with instructions to open them at specific times and attempt to complete an assigned challenge.

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The New DXers Handbook

Winkel_triple_projection_SWInterested in getting with DX or further honing your DX acumen? Check out “The New DXers Handbook“, Second Edition by Bryce K. Anderson, K7UA.

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Register for SPAR Winter Field Day 2015

sparlogoThe Columbia Amateur Radio Club will participate in Winter Field Day activities promoted by the Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio (SPAR) on January 24 in Calhoun County.

The event is open to the general public and all licensed amateurs are welcome to come out and participate in this field exercise. Amateurs nationally will compete to see who can score the most contacts during a 24-hour period. But the exercise isn’t just for fun; it tests the readiness and ability of hams to pass traffic during natural disasters that may occur in challenging winter conditions.

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