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Amateur radio operators demonstrate their skills

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Chris Brown of Gurnee fixes equipment at the Libertyville facility on Saturday.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Bill Werner, left, of Libertyville logs contacts made while Bruce Becker of Northbrook contacts other amateur radio users around the country.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

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John Siepmann of Buffalo Grove tried to contact other amateur radio enthusiasts via an HF radio using morse code.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Lake County Emergency Services set up their mobile command post Saturday to demonstrate the advantages of radio communications during a disaster. The Field Days continues Sunday.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

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Amateur ("ham") radio operators and emergency management personnel in Lake County are participating in a nationwide 24-hour emergency communications exercise this weekend, and the public is invited to join them on Sunday to learn more about amateur radio and emergency communications.
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    • Chris Brown of Gurnee fixes equipment at the Libertyville facility on Saturday.
    • Bill Werner, left, of Libertyville logs contacts made while Bruce Becker of Northbrook contacts other amateur radio users around the country.
    • John Siepmann of Buffalo Grove tried to contact other amateur radio enthusiasts via an HF radio using morse code.
    • Lake County Emergency Services set up their mobile command post Saturday to demonstrate the advantages of radio communications during a disaster. The Field Days continues Sunday.
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