By Tammy Malgesini | January 3, 2019

HERMISTON — Members if the Hermiston Amateur Radio Club will participate in the Amateur Radio Winter Field Day.

The purpose of the event is to practice emergency communication in conditions that are less than ideal, said club member Don Drayton. While the group has participated during the summer field day for many years, this is the second time they will gather for the winter event.

The Amateur Radio Winter Field Day begins Saturday with the erection of antennas at 8 a.m. near the childcare center behind Good Shepherd Medical Center, 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston. Drayton anticipates being up and running by 11 a.m., and continuing through Sunday morning. Anyone interested in amateur radios is invited to stop by and observe and ask questions.

For more information about the Hermiston Amateur Radio Club, contact Drayton at, 541-314-3138 or visit

Original article post at The East Oregonian’s Website:

East Oregonian: Ham radio operators warm up with winter test