Members of the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association will participate in the 2019 National Amateur Radio Day Exercise at Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park, 5759 Jurupa Ave., Riverside.
The event begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 22 and continues until 11 a.m. on Sunday June 23. It is free and open to the public.
Since 1933, amateur radio operators across North America have established temporary amateur radio stations in public places during Field Day to showcase the science and skills of amateur radio, according to a press release from Riverside County. Amateur Radio Association.
For more than 100 years, amateur radio, also known as amateur radio, has allowed people to experiment with electronics and communication skills and to provide free public service to their communities during a disaster or emergency. , according to the press release.
The Field Day event demonstrates the ability of amateur radio to operate reliably in all conditions from almost any location and to create an independent communication network.
“Amateur radio operates completely independent of the internet or mobile phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones and can be set up almost anywhere in a matter of minutes,” said David Isgur, communications manager for the American Radio Relay League, the national association of amateurs. radio, in the press release. “That’s the beauty of amateur radio during a communication failure.
“Hams can literally throw a wire up a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery, generator or solar emitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Isgur said. “Hams do this by using a layer of the Earth’s atmosphere as a kind of mirror for radio waves.”