The amateur radio “Field Day” on June 25 and 26 demonstrates science, skills and service

Public demonstration of emergency communications on 25 and 26 June 2022

Members of the Fort Herkimer Radio Amateur Association, Inc. will participate in the national exercise for the amateur radio day from 14:00 on June 25 to 14:00 on June 26. Since 1933, amateur radio operators in North America have been creating temporary radio amateurs in public places during Field Day to showcase the science and skills of amateur radio. This event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Amateurs from all over North America usually take part in Field Day, setting up temporary radio stations for amateurs in public places to showcase their skills and services. Using them on radio signals that reach beyond borders unites people, while providing basic communication at the service of communities.

Field Day emphasizes the ability of radio amateurs to work reliably in all conditions from almost anywhere and to create an independent wireless communication network. Some radio amateurs will also use radio stations set up in their homes or taken to their backyards and elsewhere to work alone or with their families. Many radio amateurs have portable radio communication capabilities that include alternative energy sources such as generators, solar panels and batteries to power their equipment.

This year’s event is also remarkable, given that a particularly active hurricane season is expected. “Hamms have a long history of serving our communities when storms or other disasters damage critical communications infrastructure, including cell towers,” radio amateurs operate completely independent of the Internet and telephone systems, and a station can be tuned almost anywhere in minutes. Fans can quickly lift a wire antenna into a tree or mast, connect it to a radio and power source, and communicate effectively with others.

During Field Day 2021, more than 26,000 radio amateurs participated from thousands of locations in North America. According to ARRL, there are more than 750,000 amateur radio licensees in the United States and about 3 million worldwide. Among the principles of the amateur radio service is the development and practice of skills in radio technology and radio communications and even the contribution to international goodwill. The age of radio amateurs varies from 9 to over 100. A self-study license guide is available from ARRL: The ARRL Amateur Radio License Guide (www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual) and the Kindle (https: //read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07DFSW94G).

“Holes can literally throw a wire into an antenna tree, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate around the world,” Isgur added. “Hamms do this by using a layer of the Earth’s atmosphere as a kind of mirror for radio waves. In today’s do-it-yourself electronic environment, amateur radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology and many other scientific disciplines and is a huge asset for any community during disasters or emergencies. situations. if the standard communication infrastructure is dropped. “

“We hope people will come and see for themselves, this is no longer your grandfather’s radio,” said Alan Pitts of ARRL. “Communication networks that radio amateurs can set up quickly have saved many lives in recent months when other systems have failed or been overloaded.

In Herkimer County, Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association, Inc. will demonstrate radio amateurism in a field near the home of Hank KB2VLP and De Croft KB2VLO on Kilts Hill Road, Little Falls on 25 and 26 2022. They invite the public to come and see the new possibilities of radio amateurs and learn how to get their own license. FCC radio before the next disaster.

To learn more about amateur radio, go to http://www.arrl.org/emergency-radio-org. The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk to radio amateurs. See what the modern amateur radio can do. They can even help you get on the air!

For more information, contact former association president Hank Crofuth, KB2VLP, at 315-823-2993 [email protected] or cashier Chris Buk KB4CMF at 315-429-3927 [email protected] Information on how to get involved in amateur radio is available by contacting Chris Bouck, KB4CMF, at 315-429-3927 or from the ARRL – National Amateur Radio Association, 225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111 or by calling for free : 1-888-277-5289 Visit the ARRL online at http://www.arrl.org/home.

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