Local radio club to hold annual Field Day event

Members from the Royal Gorge Amateur Radio club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise Saturday and Sunday at the Abbey (between St. Mary's and St. Joseph's halls).

The group will join thousands of other amateur clubs to test their radio operating skills, teamwork and equipment.

"Ham radio is a great hobby but radio amateurs pitch in when all else fails", Club President Chris Patton said.

Several local ham radio clubs will be talking with other ham radio operators around the country and around the world this weekend.

This annual event, that has been taking place since 1933, will be held from 1 p.m.to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at the lot across from the John Deere dealership on Sale Barn Road.

If you're trying to picture the field day location, Epright said, "This is the large, new, lovely glass and steel building just off the traffic light intersection of Ken Pilkerton Drive and Nissan Boulevard, directly opposite the Smyrna Nissan Plant, use exit 70 off Interstate 24".

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Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. He said the club has around 50 club members listed, though only about a dozen are active.

The group will only use battery backup and solar power, conditions similar to what one would find in a natural disaster.

For more information visit its website at http://www.w0wml.org or contact Chuck Wagoner, Emergency Coordinator for Newton Amateur Radio Association Inc.at 641-521-1938. Field Day demonstrates ham radio's ability to work reliably under emergency conditions from nearly any location without commercial power. Emergency management staff be on site to discuss community disaster preparedness.

Field day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the USA and Canada. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up nearly anywhere in minutes.

The technology has been used since the 1930s and there are more than 700,000 licensed operators in the country, according to ARRL. More than 725,000 licensed hams operate in the United States, from ages 5 to 100.

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