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MARILYN HAGERTY: When all else fails, amateur radio is still around

Published 06/24/2011, Grand Forks Herald

“Be prepared and hope you never have to use it.” That, says Gerry Nies, is the national slogan of amateur radio. He’s a member of the Forx Amateur Radio Club that again will be taking part in a field day Saturday. Nies is one of 50 to 60 “hams” who meet once a month — at 7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday in Altru.

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