Ham radio swap meet Feb. 1

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Hoosick Amateur Radio Club (HARC) will hold its third annual ham radio swap meet between 8 a.m. and noon on Feb. 1 at the Hoosick Falls Central School.

General admission is $2, and free for those 16 years old and younger. Refreshments will be available for purchase. There will be many

door prizes, raffles and giveaways, including a tri-band portable radio.

The swap meet is a an opportunity to meet fellow amateur radio enthusiasts, both new and old, pick up a few items or sell some.

Membership in the HARC is continually growing. The club meets on the first Thursday of the month at the North Hoosick Fire

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Station, located at 22106 Route 22, and welcomes anyone interested in learning about amateur "ham" radio.

Amateur radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

For more information about the Ham Fest or general questions, email hoosickfallshams@yahoo.com or check out the Facebook page of the K2FCR Hoosick Amateur Radio Club.

Learn more about Amateur Radio by visiting www.arrl.org/what-is-hamradio.

The swap meet is sponsored by the Hoosick Amateur Radio Club (K2FCR), ARRL, BaoFeng, B-Tech, Comet Antennas, DX Engineering, Elecraft, Gigaparts, Ham Crazy, Ham Threads, Harbor Freight Tools, Heil Sound, Icom, Keybank, Manstrant, MFJ Electronics, n3fjp.com, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Retevis, West Mountain Radio and others.

Hoosick Falls Central School is located at 21187 NY-22, Hoosick Falls.


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