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Amateur radio "Field Day"

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RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson area ham radio operators show off their skills Saturday to help others at the annual Field Day event.

The Jackson Amateur Radio Club uses the day to set up equipment and work in a simulated emergency event.

Members built a radio tower to help communicate at the Ridgeland Recreational Center.

The club provides communications during emergencies and when other crisis arise.

The nation-wide event is also good opportunity to introduce others to amateur radio.

"One of the fun aspects is being able to talk to people all over the world. You know, you have this bond as a ham radio operator that are people just like you. We like to think as we're good will for amateur radio," says Chairman of the Jackson Field Day Todd Warren.

The event was free and open to the public.

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