Ham radio demonstration June 24-25

Amateur Radio 'Field Day'set for June 24-25

"A lot of people don't know amateur radio is out there, that there's communication going on that they don't know about".

Fisher said in a press release that for over 100 years, Amateur Radio, also called Ham Radio, has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communication techniques.

Local amateur radio operators will be onsite operating continuously from 2 p.m. on Saturday until 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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Other than exposing communities to something new, Field Day also teaches participants "to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions", according to the ARRL website.

“But if theres an interruption of service or youre out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate.

Amateur radio operators provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA and even for the International Space Station.

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"One of the reasons for ham radio, as spelled out in the Federal Communication Commission's regulations, is to provide a volunteer core of trained radio operators who can assist in times of emergency", he said, adding that the goal of Field Day is to challenge hams to set up fully operational radio stations under non-optimal conditions - and then use those stations on the air for effective communication.

"Our group has grown since previous year", Fox said. He started working several months ago preparing lists of equipment to be used and establishing committees that will be responsible for various aspects of the exercise. "These are set aside for amateur radio use only". "We'll be making as many contacts as we can around North America to other field day sites within a 24 hour period". For each, the club will receive points.

Constant radio communication among amateur radio stations in the US and Canada is required during the 24-hour training exercise, using generator- or battery-powered amateur radio equipment, simulating conditions that would be experienced during a disaster or emergency scenario.

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The local event is one of many public demonstrations being held across the country to bring attention to the need and power of such emergency communications systems.

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