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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in SCV area; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
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Members of the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national 24-hour Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, from June 23, 11:00 a.m. to June 24, 11:00 a.m. at the Castaic Lake Water Agency facility, located above Central Park at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91350.

This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

Since 1933, Ham Radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio.

For over 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet.

Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2017.

“It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.”

“Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Kutzko added. “Hams do this by using a layer of Earth’s atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication infrastructure goes down.”

Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club Post Office Box 801524
Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1524

Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Santa Clarita.

For more information about Field Day, visit our website w6jw.org or www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio. Media Contact: Kristine Wiscarson (KK6MLX) (661) 220-9090 or ladykristine@yahoo.com.

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