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Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 26-27 Demonstrates Science, Skill and Service
Members of the ARANCI Amateur Radio Association will participate in the National Amateur Radio Day exercise, June 26-27, noon to noon to noon central time at the County Learning and Training Center de Lake, 7200 Mississippi Street Merrillville Indiana 46410.
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. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 215
LAKE VILLAGE, IN. 46349
For over 100 years, amateur radio – also known as amateur radio – has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communication techniques, as well as provide free public service to their communities in the event of a disaster. or emergency, all without the need for a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates the ability of amateur radio to work reliably in all conditions from almost any location and to create an independent communication network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of places participated in Field Day 2020 activities last year.
It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the internet, and communicate, not knowing how devices work or connect to each other, but if there is an interruption in service or if you are out of service. range of a tower cell, you have no way to communicate. Amateur radio functions are completely independent of the Internet or mobile phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones and can be installed almost anywhere in a matter of minutes. 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-powered transmitter, and communicate halfway around the world, hams do this by using a layer of Earth’s atmosphere as a kind of mirror. for radio waves. In today’s electronic DIY environment, amateur radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and many other scientific disciplines.
Additionally, amateur radio is a huge asset to any community during disasters or emergencies if the standard communications infrastructure fails.
Anyone can become a licensed amateur radio operator. There are over 725,000 hams licensed in the United States, as young as 9 years old and as old as 100 years old. And with clubs like ARANCI, it’s easy for anyone to get involved right here in Lake County.