Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 25 and 26 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service.
Members of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise for 24 hours this Saturday and Sunday, June 25 – 26, at Hobby Park on Clemonsville Road.
Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — also called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster or emergency, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. More than 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated last year in Field Day activities. To learn more about Field Day, visit the ARRL website.