FCARC hosting ham radio event

Members of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, held on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 – 28 at 101 Hill Ave. in Tedrow. 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 skills of amateur radio.

This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For over 100 years, amateur radio – sometimes called ham radio – has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during times of a natural disaster, all without needing a cell telephone or the Internet.

Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 45,000 people from thousands of locations participated in 2014’s Field Day.

Craig Szczublewski – KD8KBU

Fulton County Amateur Radio Club

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