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Hamming it up

Black Hills Amateur Radio Club invites the community to Field Day

Once a year, ham radio enthusiasts around the nation spend a full day demonstrating their skill and service to the community.

But Field Day is not just about spending 24 hours testing technical skills and reaching out to other operators across the country and the world.

It’s also about being prepared.

“It’s basically the nation’s largest amateur radio emergency preparedness exercise,” says Katie Allen of the Black Hills Amateur Radio Club (BHARC).

“So that we know when weather or other natural events, or even nonnatural events, occur and communications are wiped out, it gives amateur radio ope...