NORTH AMERICAN AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY EVENT IN STORM LAKE SATURDAY

WMAR’S Field Day Site Credits Edward E Donnelly Jr
Author Deanna Wagner
24 June, 2017

There are now over 700,000 amateur radio licensees in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the world, the club noted.

Members of the Nashua Area Amateur Radio Club are getting ready for their annual weekend-long communications exercise, an event that includes radio drills, a picnic and campout as well as a competition among clubs nationwide and in Canada.

Using emergency power sources, ham operators will erect emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country.

Deer Mountain Fire will host an open house from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. July 1 at 6181 CR 28.

This year the Motor City Radio Club will be holding Field Day from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 25 at Centennial Farm, 25797 3rd Street, Grosse Ile. You don’t have to be experienced or licensed, just interested.

“I’m looking forward to people coming and seeing what we do”, he said on Thursday.

Field Day, which takes place this weekend, is how people across the United States like Storer have shared their passion for radio with their communities every year since 1993. “It is a honor to be here and to have the recognition for the amateur radio club members”, said Ostrove.

The event demonstrates ham radios ability to work reliably under any conditions from nearly any location and create an independent communications network.

Waupaca County ARES will attempt to contact as many other amateur radio stations as they can.

Despite the development of very complex modern-day communications systems, or maybe because they are so complex, ham radio has been called into action many times to provide communications in crises.

Operations will be generator-powered thanks to a donation of fuel by the LaFaive Oil Co. Power could be out, cell phone service disrupted, the internet cut off.

“If all else fails, radio won’t”, he said.

Anyone can become a licensed ham operator.

For a guy like Fox, who has had a license since 2014, the event will be another chance to learn more about ham radio.