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Reaching out around the world

By From page A8 | June 29, 2014

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Charles Story (WG6CFS), left, of Sacramento and Ben Close (KK6DUW) of Woodland set up an antenna at UC Davis airport for the amateur radio operators exhibition. Wayne Tilcolk/Enterprise photo

Beginning on Saturday morning, radio operators from three Yolo amateur radio clubs — the Yolo Amateur Radio Society, the Yolo County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and UC Davis Amateur Radio Communications — gathered to take part in a field day at the UC Davis Airport.

They planned to compete overnight in a contest involving about 35,000 operators across the continent — all vying to make the most contacts through voice, radio teletype and Morse code in 24 hours.

The Yolo operators had logged contacts as far off as Hawaii and southern Florida by noon on Saturday. Last year, they tallied 550 contacts as far away as Japan and Chile.

Enterprise staff

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