We would like to invite anyone who would like to learn about amateur radio to come to one of our meetings which is the third Saturday of each month held at Saint Francis Anglican Church. The church is on West Highway 76 approximately one mile from Highway 5 & 76 intersection. We have a potluck at 11:00 a.m. and meeting and training to follow. We have several events coming up and if you would like to see equipment setup and talke with some of our ham radio operators come to the Preparedness Fair at LDS Church on June 2.
Then our big event is Field Day June 23rd and 24th. ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate. ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity. It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community leaders, key individuals with the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar. Watch for more information in June.
If you have a radio or scanner and would like to listen to our nightly nets and information on severe weather program 146.925 with a minus offset and a P1 tone of 162.2 We have ours ready to operator during emergencies manmade or other. We had ham radio operators that are able to communicate when we are out of power to make sure that communications are available for emergency services. This is a great way to be involved in your community and we love to have kids involved.