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‘HAM’ Field Day

The ARRL (American Radio Relay League) has a nationwide “Field Day” event each summer. This event consists of members of amateur radio groups taking their equipment to “the field” and exercising their capabilities. One such group of “hams” is the local 4x4 Ham group and it will be operating a station on the Rim. Non-radio folks are invited to attend and learn about amateur “ham” radio.

Please join the 4x4 Ham group for ARRL Field Day June 22-24.

The Field Day objective is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.

The group will be providing all the radios, antennas, and other equipment needed. Those who have their own equipment are free to bring it. There will be many extra class control operators on site, so those who are interested in ham radio, but have no license yet, can join and operate. The group is also hosting a testing session Saturday at 9 a.m., so preregister for that if interested.

Throughout the weekend there will be radio tutorials and many learning opportunities. We plan to operate/demonstrate many modes including SSB, CW (Morse Code), APRS, PSK31, NTS radiogram traffic, satellite contacts, etc. All activities are family friendly, so bring them along.

For directions and all other information related to the 4x4 Ham Field Day site, go online to http://www.4x4ham.com/forumdisplay.php?54-4x4-Ham-Field-Day.

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