National Emergency Communications Field Day Exercise

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field-day-mikeThe Parsippany Office of Emergency Management R.A.C.E.S. (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) volunteers will be participating in the National Emergency Communications Field Day Exercise this weekend, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.

All across North America Ham Radio operators take to the outdoors to set up emergency communication radio stations and operate them continuously for a 24 hour period, with the goal of successfully communicating with as many other stations participating in the event as possible. Last year, Parsippany placed in the top 10 across the country.
Parsippany RACES will set up their emergency communications station at the Veterans Field Gazebo on Route 46, and operate their station from 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday. Tens of thousands of Ham Radio operators throughout the country participate in this annual event, in order to practice their skills in emergencies.
For questions and inquiries, contact:
Eric Hubner
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Township of Parsippany – Troy Hills
1001 Parsippany Boulevard
Parsippany, NJ 07054

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