Ham radio operators to keep the radio going for 24 hours straight

Members of the Liverpool Amateur Repeater Club are experiencing what it may be like if we were facing emergency conditions.

The club is participating in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, where ham radio operators nationwide are keeping up 24 hours of continuous, non-stop radio. The radios must run on a generator to better simulate emergency conditions.

The radio operators are hoping to make contacts across the country so they can send messages out, should the need ever arise.

Members of the Liverpool club are broadcasting from the Joseph F. William Memorial Park and Beach in Cicero from 2 p.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Liverpool Amateur Repeater Club estimates that there are 1,700 ham radio operators in Central New York.

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