Project 425 welcomes amateur radio operators



The Project 425 helicopter is used as part of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day event.

Project 425 had special guests on Friday, September 16 at G&M Ranch in Loxahatchee Groves. Amateur radio operator Mike Bald and some of his close friends joined many other radio operators in the United States, Venezuela, Colombia and many other South American countries to celebrate the Day National Prisoners of War Recognition/MIA.

With each contact they made, they exchanged special QSL cards (a kind of postcard), and this year’s card will feature a photograph of the Project 425 helicopter. Mike Bald’s call sign , K4MIA, was used by operators across the United States and Puerto Rico to help raise awareness of this special event and day.

Project 425 had all of its military vehicles on display. There were also tents, chairs and refreshments set up for many spectators who stopped to enjoy while watching and listening to the radio operators on their quest to reach the world.

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