PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ham radio operators from the Delaware Valley will be participating in a statewide test this weekend, but one group is marking the occasion by observing a special anniversary.
Members of the Frankford Radio Club will be among the hundreds of operators active throughout this weekend in an event aimed at establishing amateur communications among all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, the U.S., Canada, and foreign countries.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Tracking Possible Showers And Storms For The Fourth Of July Weekend
Bud Trench, whose ham radio call sign is AA3B, is treasurer of the Frankford club, whose members live in Philadelphia, the suburbs, south Jersey, and Delaware.
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“Our club members will enjoy the privilege of being highly sought after and also being able to share with the amateur radio community our 90th anniversary celebration,” Trench said.
He says 17 of the Frankford stations will be transmitting from 15 separate counties.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Find Man's Body Burned, Possibly Shot In East Mount Airy
The radio event runs through Sunday evening.