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Amateur Radio Field Day set June 27-28
Members of the NFLARC/Navarro Amateur Radio Club will participate in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 27-28 at its clubhouse in Corsicana located at Dobbin Road and NW 1020. 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 over 100 years, amateur radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiement with electronics and communication techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, 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. Over 45,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2014.
Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as NFLARC/Navarro Amateur Radio Club it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Navarro County.
For more information about Field Day, contact Rebekah Moss, secretary at K5RCM@att.net
or call 903-872-0132, or visit nflarc.org.