Amateur Radio Field Day

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 10:00am

Address:
Meadowbrook Park
Meadowbrook Park
Bascom, OH 44809

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. On Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 AM to Sunday, June 26, to 2:00 PM.

Members of the Seneca Radio Club/Seneca County ARES will be participating in the national amateur radio Field Day exercise. 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.

Field Day is a showcase for how amateur radio works reliably under any conditions from almost any location to create an independent communications network. “Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with laptops or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of amateur radio during a communications outage,” says Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, spokesperson for ARRL The national association for Amateur Radio®, (www.arrl.org), which represents amateur (or “ham”) radio operators across the country. “In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters or emergencies if the standard communication infrastructure goes down,” Inderbitzen adds.

Anyone may become a licensed amateur radio operator. There are more than 750,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 9 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as Seneca Radio Club/Seneca County ARES it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in The Seneca County Area. For more information about Field Day or amateur radio, contact The Seneca Radio Club at w8id@w8id.orgor visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

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