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Event Category: National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct. 12-18)
Date of Event: October 12, 2012 (Friday)
Time of Event: 8am-5pm
Event Site: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge at Islands & Ocean Visitor Center
Event Description: Ham radio operators from throughout south-central Alaska will be camped out in the Islands & Ocean Visitors Center parking lot from Friday to Sunday October 12th – 14th fielding amateur radio contacts from around the world as part of Refuges on the Air. This is the third year Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge has participated in the program. Visitors are welcome to come by, listen in on the radio chatter, and ask questions of the volunteer radio operators from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Successful contacts to KL7NWR at Islands & Ocean will hear a message about the refuge and have an opportunity to get collectable QSL cards and certificates featuring refuge photos and information. Through this nation-wide program, amateur radio operators use their communication capabilities to spread the word about the National Wildlife Refuge System. Visitors are welcome to come by the amateur radio stations, listen to the radio chatter, participate and ask question of the volunteer radio operators.
Geographic Region: US - Alaska
State/Province: Alaska
Contact Information: Marianne_Aplin@fws.gov
Event URL: www.facebook.com/AlaskaMaritimeNationalWildlifeRefuge

 

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