EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT News:
This weekend beginning at noon Saturday and running to noon Sunday, Amateur Radio Operators worldwide will be performing “Field Day”. This is equivalent to a public safety exercise.
The purpose of this field day is to test equipment and operational status of the Amateur Radio operators. This is normally conducted on HF frequencies without the use of repeaters. An operator may choose: Voice operations, Digital Data operations or morse code operations. The goal is multi fold: contact as many other operators in the 24 hour period and see what distance you can achieve.
The community may see an individual or group of operators in forest areas, parks, open spaces; anywhere antennas can be placed to operate.
These operators also get points for local public safety officials who stop by and sign in on their logs.