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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 24-hour field day for the nation’s amateur radio operators is underway and many in our area are participating.

Members of the “Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club” are operating from their field day location at Fort Washington State Park.

Field day happens annually on the third weekend in June.

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Amateur radio operators in the United States and Canada test their skills to handle communications needs, in the event of a disaster or other unforeseen emergency.