Tags: Community & Outreach
Roswell Councilmember Becky Wynn, guest radio operator, makes a contact with another ham radio station in Idaho during Field Day as Roswell resident Jim Stafford and others assist. (click for larger version)
Guest radio operator, state Rep. Lynne Riley, gets operating tips from ham radio operator Edward Doyle. (click for larger version)
June 18, 2013NORTH FULTON, Ga. – North Fulton Amateur Radio League (NFARL) will host its Field Day amateur radio demonstration event Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at Waller Park Extension, 160 Dobbs Drive in Roswell.
This free 24-hour event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, and amateur radio operators will demonstrate their operating skills and emergency communications capabilities. This is not the "ham" radio some may think about from years past. Field Day is the chance to see the latest technology in radio equipment communicating to other ham stations across the world using the new digital modes, as well as voice and Morse Code. Visitors will also see a station communicating through an orbiting satellite.
Field Day is an annual event nationwide for amateur (ham) radio enthusiasts to show their skills at communicating by radio. Hundreds of clubs are involved across the country, using their personally owned radio equipment and providing their own back-up electrical power. This network of amateur radio operators has been crucial to maintaining reliable communications during hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, floods and other events that may disable normal communications.
For the last several years, the North Fulton group has been awarded first place in "Best Attended Field Day" nationally with over 250 visitors to the event site. Club members will personally show off their radio gear and explain how it works.
For more detailed information and location map, check out www.nfarl.org.
Editor, Milton Herald