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Come join us on Tuesday night, November 12th, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.

posted Nov 11, 2019, 2:51 PM by Brian Lawler
Come join us on Tuesday night, November 12th, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.
This month we will hear a presentation from Corky Searls, AF4PM. Corky lives nearby on Lopez Island but comes from the other side of the country where he was active in Amateur Radio and participated several times with the Hams who provide communications for the famous Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. Corky will tell us how over 120 Hams come together each year to handle both voice and digital data communications to serve this monumental event. They set up radio stations throughout the course and even install portable repeaters to cover the area.
Hosted in the nation's capital with the start and finish in Arlington, VA, the Marine Corps Marathon offers an unparalleled journey through the most recognizable landmarks in our country. The MCM is said to be the largest marathon in the world.
We will also have our usual reports, coffee and cookies, and time to chat. There will be a table where you can bring in one or two Ham Radio items that you would like to sell. The meeting is at 7. If you are bringing in equipment, the doors open at 6:30.
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