San Benito County Amateur Radio Association to Host Field Day 2022
The event will take place on June 25.
Information provided by the San Benito County Amateur Radio Association
San Benito County The Amateur Radio Association has announced that it will host Field Day 2022 on June 25 at its Departmental Operations Center located at 3226 Southside Road in Hollister. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The statement said one way people can call for help if cellphone and internet service are down is to use amateur radios on special frequencies.
“Amateur radio – sometimes referred to as amateur radio – has been around for more than 100 years, but it is still vital in today’s environment for electronics manufacturers,” the statement said. “Operators learn about electronics, physics, meteorology and other scientific disciplines while learning to use radios and install antennas.”
He added that American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day is part of a national event that encourages amateur radio operators to bring their radios, antennas and batteries to public places and set up temporary stations for introduce the science and skills of amateur radio.
“The field day is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend; no license is needed to join the party,” the statement read. “Stations will be set up that will allow people to talk to distant places like Michigan and Canada (examples of contacts made last year).”
The statement said anyone could become a licensed amateur radio operator and that there were more than 725,000 licensed radio amateurs in the United States, as young as five years old and as old as 100 years old.
“With clubs in San Benito County and southern Santa Clara County, it’s easy to get involved,” the statement said.
For more information on becoming an Amateur Radio Operator or upcoming events, residents can visit sbcara.org.