Radio field day time to work out kinks



June 16, 2014 - 12:00 AM

For about 24 hours June 28 and 29 members of Iola’s Amateur Radio Club will test their skills at responding to an emergency whenever ham radio operators might provide the only link with the outside world.

The annual national field day will have operators from through the nation setting up shop with radios. Their only power will be batteries and generators, no commercial connections.

 “It’s a chance for us to make sure we’re prepared to deal with any emergency,” said Ralph Romig, a founders of the club in 2007.