Members of the Bear Bait Radio Club are set to participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23–24 at Mt. Sabattis Park in Long Lake, Hamilton County.
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. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes 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, 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 in Field Day in 2017.
Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are more than 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 9 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as the Bear Bair Radio Club, anyone in the Adirondacks can get involved.
For more information about Field Day or Amateur Radio, contact Scott Marriam [email protected], or click here.
Photo of Ham Radio gear provided.