Amateur Radio Has a Role in National Wildlife Refuge Week
Amateur Radio operators can help to let the public know about the National Wildlife Refuge System by operating from refuges during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 13-19, 2013 (radio operators mark the event from October 12 until October 20), highlighting refuge features, wildlife and geography while contacting other stations across the US and North America. The goal for participants is to combine their communication skills with their enjoyment of the outdoors to help others learn about the National Wildlife Refuge System. Authorized, safe, responsible access to refuges is sanctioned by this event. New this year, hams also may operate from wildlife refuges, areas or preserves managed by any state, territory or Canadian province. Those planning to operate from a National Wildlife Refuge must obtain permission from the refuge manager and submit an operating plan to have their operation listed on the website. Hams experienced in operating from refuges are available to answer questions. Contact the NWR Week Amateur Radio coordinator.