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Alex Mendelsohn of The New England Radio Discussion Society uses a high speed morse code key (called a “bug key”) to contact other ham radio operators throughout North America during Saturday’s Amateur Radio Field Day at The New School in Kennebunk. The event, which occurs on the fourth weekend of every June, runs 24 hours through Saturday and Sunday and covers the United States and Canada. It is the single largest emergency communications preparedness exercise in the country with more than 35,000 American and Canadian ham radio operators participating. The New England Radio Discussion Society is part of the American Radio Relay League, a nationwide organization with 171,000 members. Looking on are society members George Whitehead and Bill Carter. At right, Paul Courchene, of Lyman, sets up a light during Saturday’s New England Radio Discussion Society’s Amateur Radio Field Day (Kevin A. Byron photos) Alex Mendelsohn of The New England Radio Discussion Society uses a high speed morse code key (called a “bug key”) to contact other ham radio operators throughout North America during Saturday’s Amateur Radio Field Day at The New School in Kennebunk. The event, which occurs on the fourth weekend of every June, runs 24 hours through Saturday and Sunday and covers the United States and Canada. It is the single largest emergency communications preparedness exercise in the country with more than 35,000 American and Canadian ham radio operators participating. The New England Radio Discussion Society is part of the American Radio Relay League, a nationwide organization with 171,000 members. Looking on are society members George Whitehead and Bill Carter. At right, Paul Courchene, of Lyman, sets up a light during Saturday’s New England Radio Discussion Society’s Amateur Radio Field Day (Kevin A. Byron photos)

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