Ham Radio Club plans “Bigfoot 200” tracking presentation

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:01pm
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Whidbey Ham Radio Club will give a presentation on tracking Saturday, Jan. 26.

The presentation will feature a group of Island County Ham Radio operators who helped to provide communications in remote areas for the “Bigfoot 200” annual 200-mile endurance race.

As a part of their training for emergency preparedness, a group of amateur radio operators from Whidbey spent five days in the wilderness to assist and provide safety and emergency communications for the participants.

The public is welcome to hear about this adventure and how one can become involved in amateur radio communications.

For information, see www.w7avm.org or email to aa6vo@w7avm.org

The Island County Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting, open to public, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at the county commissioner’s hearing room, 1 N.E. Sixth St., Coupeville.

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