The Framingham Amateur Radio Association plans to be on-hand at the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Exposition on September 16, 2006 on Pond Road in Framingham. The event is being sponsored by the Knox Trail Council of the Framingham Boy Scouts.
“They are expecting between 700 to 1,000 attendees for the event,” writes Framingham ARA president Gordy Bello, K1GB. “FARA will be there with a booth depicting ham radio’s role in emergency communications.” He adds, “We will be handing out brochures, flyers, etc. and [operating our handi-talkies] for demonstration purposes.
The Expo will feature organizations such as: NSTAR, the FBI, Framingham Fire Department, and Framingham Police Department. Lunch will be provided for those participating.
Says, K1GB, “This is FARA’s golden opportunity to show our value to the the public.”