Updated: November 5th, 2012 2:38 PM

Ham radio operators to hold fundraiser


The Wood River Amateur Radio Club will hold its third annual fundraiser this weekend to support the Baldy/Galena repeater system.

The event is Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater Community Center in Hailey. The event is a potluck and BYOB.

The main fundraising event will be a raffle, the prizes for which include: a new Yaesu FT60 dual band handheld radio, $100 cash prize from Power Engineers, backcountry gear from the Elephant's Perch and Backwoods Mountain Sports, six $25 gift cards to Red Robin, storage from Storage Plus, a gift from Galena Lodge, BCRD cross-country trail pass, a Sun Valley Trekking yurt trip($350 value), Redfish Lake boat rental, dual band custom roll up back country antennas, Boulder Mountain Tour race entry, tech and general study manuals, volt meter and more.

There will also be a general license test at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit    

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