By CBS3 Staff

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Fort Washington State Park is hosting an amateur radio field day exercise this weekend. Because of the coronavirus, fewer members of the Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club keyed their radios in Whitemarsh Township.

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It’s a nearly 90-year-old event where temporary ham radio stations are set up in public spaces for field day.

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This form of communication has long been vital during disasters or emergencies.