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San Gabriel Valley Digest

Diamond Bar : Ham Radio Display Slated

June 26, 1986

The Diamond Bar Homeowners Assn. has declared "Amateur Radio Week" through Sunday in recognition of emergency communications provided by more than 75 licensed amateur radio operators in the community.

To demonstrate how ham radios can be used in a disaster, the Diamond Bar Amateur Radio Society will set up a solar-powered radio station this weekend at the corner of Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand Avenue, where members will broadcast continuously from 11 a.m. Saturday to 12 p.m. Sunday.

The broadcasts will coincide with the annual Field Day observed by ham radio operators in the U.S. and in Canada, who set up portable radio stations each year in an attempt to contact as many distant operators as possible in a 24-hour period.

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