RIDGWAY – The public is invited to an event that shows how amateur radio operators can work in emergency conditions when cell phones are not working on June 26-27.
The event, hosted by the Elk County Amateur Radio Association, will take place at Camp Lewis on Bingham Road in Ridgway at 2 p.m. Saturday, and continue until 2 p.m. Sunday.
National Amateur Radio Field Day demonstrates the science, skills and service of ECARA members, who will participate in the national exercise this weekend.
For over 100 years, amateur radio, or “amateur radio,” has allowed people to experiment with electronics and communication skills, as well as providing free public service to their communities during a disaster or disaster. ‘an emergency.
Over 35,000 people from thousands of places participated in National Field Day 2019. There are over 725,000 licensed ham operators in the United States, aged 9 to 100 years old.
Antennas and radios will be available. The annual ECARA club picnic will follow the teardown of the event at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Members and families are welcome to bring a dish to share and their own drinks.
A trial session will be held on June 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Hallton Church on Eve Green Drive in Ridgway.
The next ECARA meeting will take place in July 2021.
For more information on Field Day or Amateur Radio, contact Shari Lewis at [email protected]