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In Central Oregon, the "High Desret Amateur Raioi Group" and the "Deschutes County Amateur Radio Emergency Service" set up near the Pine Mountain Observatory.

 

Max Vaugh is a board member for the radio group.

 

"It allows us to set up in a location on a moments notice and practice those skills.  That way, we can, in the event of a real emergency, we would be able to do that.  We could be deployed to the scene of a disaster, like back East they have tornados and the idea is to be off the grid and use our skills, emergency generators and battery systems."

 

Vaughn says the biggest challenge of field day is to go to a place where there are no antennas or power and setup a complete communcation station.

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