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Send a Radiogram to Celebrate National Library Week

GMC Amateur Radio Club Helps Sibley-Cone Library Celebrate
National Library Week

(Milledgeville, GA) April 12, 2005 – The Georgia Military College Amateur Radio Club will establish a special operating station in the Sibley-Cone Library this week. On April 12, 13, and 14, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on April 15, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., the club will be facilitating radiograms to our military troops in honor of National Library Week.

According to club advisor Dr. John Robertson the club will operate under the call sign K4L, a special event call issued by the FCC. “We expect to make contact with stations across the country and around the world,” said Dr. Robertson. “Unlicensed individuals can operate the station under club supervision.”

“The hobby of ham radio is just not for adults,” he noted. “Children as young as ten or so will be encouraged to use the radio. National Library Week is the perfect time for an event like this. Reading is critical to ham radio, whether it be to catch up on the latest amateur news or to study a technical manual.”

During this special week, the Sibley-Cone Library will also be collecting paperback books to send to our deployed men and women.

GMC invites the community to come to the library and celebrate National Library Week by sending a radiogram or donating a paperback in support of our troops.