A Hudson River historic island castle is undergoing restoration, and area amateur radio operators (“hams”) are getting in gear with a special event to promote its fundraising, and to raise awareness of the restoration worldwide. Ham operators from eight Hudson-region radio clubs will go on the air Saturday, June 12, from 1 until 5 p.m., in a concentrated 4-hour “marathon” making as many radio contacts as possible to spread the word nationwide and beyond, coordinated by the Hudson Valley Digital Network - hvdn.org.
The public is invited to visit at any of the eight locations that will be on the air, to view the various communication modes in use---voice, Morse Code, and digital---and receive a free limited-edition patch or sticker.
To find any of the eight operating locations, visit the website: http://hudsonriverradiorelay.com/for-radio-amateurs. Click on the call signs “N2H” “N2U” etc., for detailed information and maps. To donate to the Bannerman’s Castle Trust, to help preserve Bannerman Castle, stabilize the buildings, and maintain the grounds, click on GoFundMe on the same page.