The Stanly Amateur Radio Club is having a field day tomorrow
Posted at 12:24 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022
Amateur radio operators from the Stanly County Amateur Radio Club (K4OGB) participated in Field Day 2022 sponsored by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) National Amateur Radio Exercise on June 25.
The event is an annual amateur radio activity organized since 1933 by the ARRL, the National Association of Radio Amateurs in the United States.
Stanly County Club has established over 250 contacts in 40 states and two international contacts in Wales, England and San Paulo, Brazil. Contacts have been made on backup power systems using solar panels and batteries.
Portable antennas were erected for the event at the picnic shelter atop Morrow Mountain.
Hams across North America typically participate in Field Day by establishing temporary amateur radio stations in public places to demonstrate their skills and service.
Their use of radio signals, which reach across borders, brings people together while providing essential communication to serve communities. Field Day highlights the ability of amateur radio to operate reliably in all conditions from almost any location and to create an independent wireless communication network.
This public service is easily extended during non-emergency civic events, such as parades, 5k races, marathons and street festivals.
Among the principles of the amateur radio service are the development and practice of skills in radio technology and radio communications, and even the contribution to international goodwill. The age of the hams ranges from as young as 9 years old to over 100 years old.
For more information about ARRL Field Day and ham radio, contact the Stanly County Club at www.K4OGB.org or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.