Friday, May 06, 2016

Coming Up: East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association 13th Annual “Hamfest” May 14

The East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association (EGARA) will hold its 13th Annual Hamfest on Saturday, May 14th from 8 am to 1 pm, welcoming ham radio operators from all over the Northeast.  The event will be held at the East Greenbush Fire Company, 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush, N.Y.

“Amateur radio continues to be a fun and educational hobby for hundreds of thousands across the United States and for millions more around the world,” said EGARA President Tom Scorsone, whose call sign is KC2FCP.

“Each year, our Hamfest brings together over 100 ham radio operators from the greater Capital Region together for a day that includes friendship, new technologies in ham radio and the chance to put faces with the voices that are heard on the air.”

EGARA’s Annual Hamfest is part of its community service program.  Most recently, EGARA members provided communications support for the “Run for Literacy” which raised money for local literacy programs.  Amateur operators also play an important role during emergencies.

“When regular communication systems fail, amateur radio operators step in to help keep emergency communications functioning,” Scorsone said. “Hams provided invaluable assistance during events like Hurricane Katrina, and most recently in Ecuador during the earthquake there.  Clubs like ours help ensure that hams are ready to assist when they’re needed.”

Scorsone added that EGARA’s Hamfest is also a great way for those who are interested in amateur radio to learn more about it.  “It’s easier than ever for someone to get their amateur radio license, especially since the FCC exam no longer requires Morse Code as part of the test.”

Hamfest will be held rain or shine.  For more information, please visit the EGARA website at:  

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