September 17, 2021

This Week in Amateur Radio

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LI ham radio operators to join others worldwide for special 9/11 event on Saturday (New York)

Members of two local amateur radio clubs, including a retired NYPD officer who was at Ground Zero when the World Trade Center collapsed, will remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks Saturday — talking to other ham radio operators around the globe using the special event call sign W2T.

The operators, who will broadcast from Queens’ Fort Totten, in the shadow of the Throgs Neck Bridge, plan to be on the air from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and hope to make contact with thousands of other ham, or amateur, radio operators worldwide.

The goal, said Lou Maggio, 72, of Islip Terrace, is to honor those lost on 9/11, as well as the heroes who responded to help.

Read more – Newsday: https://nwsdy.li/3tsKOyY