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Monday, January 30, 2017

Copperas Cove: Local Ham Radio Operators Practice for Emergencies: News — The Copperas Cove Repeater Association teamed up with city emergency management to brush up on their communication skills at the National Amateur Radio Winter Field Day Saturday afternoon. At a Copperas Cove fire station, residents are learned what it’s like to communicate through ham radio over a 24 hour period. “It’s an opportunity for them to come into our facility, set up their equipment and pretend that we have a disaster where we need their communication support,” Emergency Management Coordinator, Deputy Chief Gary Young said. Their goal is to communicate with as many contacts as possible. But Bruce Coons doesn’t need a semi-annual event to keep his skills fresh.

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