Ham Radio in the spotlight during field day

Steve VanDenAkker is the assistant Santa Rosa County ARES Emergency Coordinator and has been using amateur radios for more than 30 years.

“I like the fact that, in essence, you can take a car battery and piece of wire and hook it up to a radio and talk half-way around the world with someone,” VanDenAkker said.

Amateur radio enthusiasts were busy over a span of 24 hours this past weekend on Navarre Beach for a national field day event.

Read the full article in the June 29 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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