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Local 'Hams' participate in nationwide radio field day

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Some folks in town spent the entire weekend testing out their radio skills as if there were in an emergency situation.

This was all a part of the nationwide Ham Radio field day event.

Groups from the Coastal Amateur Radio Society Groups set up antennas early Saturday morning in Pooler for the event, and communicated with people from all over the United States and Canada for 24 hours straight.

Members of the Coastal Amateur Radio Society say everything runs off of batteries and generators.

"We go out and test our ability to go out into the field and direct antennas and get stations operating," said Lowell Rieger, Vice President. "We're operating off of battery power for the most part and we attempt to make contact with stations all over the country and even some outside of the country."

All of the "hams" as they call themselves, are certified.

If you'd like to get involved, visit www.coastalamateurradiosociety.net

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