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Germantown hosts HAM radio operators

Fred Miller, president of Germantown’s Nashoba Amateur Radio Club, chatting with New Hampshire

The Germantown Fire Department sponsored a 24-hour emergency operations exercise over the weekend at C.O. Franklin Park behind the Pickering Center.

Germantown’s Nashoba Amateur Radio Club was the host organization for the event. Operations began Saturday and continues through Sunday.

HAM Radio operators and emergency response crews from surrounding areas joined the Red Cross, CERT, the U.S. Coast Guard, Fayette County Tactical and Shelby County Tactical.

“The Germantown Fire Department is excited to serve as the sponsor of Field Day and are proud these organizations chose Germantown to serve as their Field Day operation headquarters,” said Germantown Fire Chief John Selberg. “To our knowledge, this is the first time all these organizations have joined together on such a large scale to showcase ham radio and the capabilities that hams bring to the table when emergencies strike.”

Amateur Radio Field Day- Skip Morris (r) and Jim Cissell transmitting Morse Code

Pictured: Skip Morris and Jim Cissell transmit Morse Code.

 

Fred Miller, president of Germantown’s Nashoba Amateur Radio Club, chatting with New Hampshire

Pictured: Fred Miller, president of Germantown’s Nashoba Amateur Radio Club, chats with New Hampshire on Sunday.