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Amateur Radio “Field Day” Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Members of the Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association, Inc. will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, from 2pm June 22nd – 2pm June 23rd. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

Hams from across North America ordinarily participate in Field Day by establishing temporary ham radio stations in public locations to demonstrate their skill and service. Their use of radio signals, which reach beyond borders, bring people together while providing essential communication in the service of communities. Field Day highlights ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent, wireless communications network. Some hams will also use the radio stations setup in their homes or taken to their backyards and other locations to operate individually or with their families. Many hams have portable radio communication capability that includes alternative energy sources such as generators, solar panels,and batteries to power their equipment. This year’s event is also noteworthy given that a particularly active hurricane season is predicted.“Hams have a long history of serving our communities when storms or other disasters damage critical communication infrastructure,including cell towers,” Ham radio functions completely independently of the internet and phone systems and a station can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. Hams can quickly raise a wire antenna in a tree or on a mast, connect it to a radio and power source, and communicate effectively with others,”

For more information contact association past president Hank Crofoot, KB2VLP, at 315-823-2993 kb2vlp@localnet.com or treasurer Chris Bouck KB4CMF at 315-429-3927 cbouck01@twcny.rr.com.


June 23
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Amateur Radio Field Day
Kilts Hill Road
Little Falls, New York 13365 United States
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