ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club and the Tri-County Radio Association will jointly conduct a special Ham Radio Day for Kids activity this Saturday, July 27.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, in Elizabeth. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Modeled on earlier successes, the event is intended to introduce various aspects of amateur radio to local families and their children. The clubs will present ham radio as a family activity that complements STEM education, provides opportunities to teach about the fun of amateur radio, the role it plays in providing public service and how the hobby further enriches one’s understanding of cultures, geography, and history.

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Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator; there are more licensed US "hams"  today (700,000) than ever before.

With local clubs such as the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club and Tri-County Radio Association, it’s easy for anybody to get involved. The Fair Lawn club meets every Friday at the Community Center located at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn at 7 PM. The Tri-County Radio Association meets the first and third Mondays of each month at the Union Elks Club, 281 Chestnut Street, Union, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For more information contact Ed Efchak at 802-282-6700 (wx2r@arrl.net)  or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio or the local club sites at www.FairLawnARC.org and www.w2li.og.

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