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Bridgerland Ham Operators Take On Challenges For Annual Field Day

Take two sets of identically shaped and colored Legos then challenge two ham radio operators to precisely communicate instructions to each other to connect all pieces exactly the same to win a prize.

That was among the two days of activities set up by Shirley Larsen (call sign AD7HL) of the Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club on the last weekend of June.


Shirley and her Air Force commander husband William Larsen (AD7HK) gained their ham radio licenses 47 years ago in Hawaii, and she organizes BARC’s ladies in twice-monthly “role calls” when they test batteries, skills and accuracy to report at a specific time and frequency. In practical terms, Shirley and William have lived all over the world, often in places where direct communications were not possible, and having ham radios allowed them to keep in touch, she said. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.