June 28, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

Montana

Amateur radio operators make contacts in global winter training (Montana)

Amateur radio operators from all over the world spent a weekend in late January making contact with each other.

The real time event was a training exercise to help mitigate potential emergency situations.

KG7SPL is Corvallis American Legion Post 91’s amateur radio club.

The Post set up its radio tower and equipment in the parking lot of Chief Joseph Ski Area on Montana State Highway 43.

Members used the area to participate in its annual Winter Field Day.

“Winter Field Day is an activity throughout the world,” said KG7SPL president Doug Mason, “to go out in the environment and test your equipment.”

NBC Montana visited the site on the Montana-Idaho border, a mountainous stretch that separates Beaverhead County with Lemhi County, Idaho.

The club is only operating on five or ten wats, compared to thousands of wats that a television station might have.

But at 7,251 feet, the spot is a good place to pick up radio transmissions.

Read more – NBC Montana: https://bit.ly/3sHbWKC