Saturday, June 24, 2017

ARRL Field Day

Hams  (Amateur Radio operators) all across America and around the world are 'on the air' today (Saturday)  and tomorrow (Sunday).

Why?  Well, because

As described on the American Amateur Radio Relay League Website:

"Field Day is ham radio's open house.

"Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation.

"It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event.

"Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio."

If you are a Ham, are interested in becoming a ham, or are just curious, find a site and visit.

Many sites will have a GOTA (Get on the Air) station which means that if you are not a licensed ham you will still be able to talk on the radio and make contacts.

It is a fun fun fun time.

You will be amazed.

For more information about "what is field day" HERE'S A LINK

And To locate a site near you where you can participate, GOTA, or just watch and  fellowship --