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Paducah Amateur Association Field Day at Keiler Park

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

The Paducah Amateur Association will hold a Field Day on June 27.

The Field Day is officially an operating event and its purpose is to demonstrate the communications ability of the amateur radio community in a simulated emergency situation. 

Groups across the continent use Field Day as a literal "show and tell" exhibition.

Sites from the tundra of Alaska, to the sandy beaches of Puerto Rico, amateur radio brings together its resources to show officials in the government and various other agencies what amateur radio enthusiasts are capable of.

Keiler Park, at 2900 Broadway in Paducah, is an ideal spot for the public to have access to meet up with armature radio operators. 

This is a great location since an area similar to Keiler Park would likely be used in an emergency situation.

McCracken Emergency Management will provide their Mobile Command Center like they have in years past.

The local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) will supply emergency power. 

The public is encouraged to visit and ask questions about how ham radio operators can help during emergencies.

Operations will start Sunday, June 27 at 1 p.m. and will end 24 hours later on June 28 at 1 p.m.

Anyone interested in the event or have any questions contact Bruce Huyck by phone at 270-559-1798 or by email at ks4v@comcast.net

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