Amateur Radio Lovers Enjoy Annual Field Day

Published 06/29 2014 06:30PM

Updated 06/29 2014 06:32PM

June 29, 2014 - Lovers of amateur radio had a fun 24 hours connecting with people all across the globe.

From 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday, many took part in ARRL Field Day -- the popular one day event held in the US and in Canada that connects more 35,000 radio amateurs to one another.

The goals of the event are simple - chat with new people, test out equipment, and to make sure they're prepared to help out the professionals in case an emergency strikes.

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