Where: La Honda Gardens When: June 25th/26th What: Field Day
Who’s Invited? You Are!
You’re invited to join La Honda hams (the SC4 Amateur Radio Club) June 25th and 26th at La Honda Gardens for Field Day 2011. Each year, ham radio operators around the country set up stations in fields, parks and malls to practice emergency communications. Beginning at noon Saturday and continuing for 24 hours, licensed hams AND members of the community will practice their skills in emergency communications by attempting to contact radio operators around the world.
Featured again this year is the Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) station, an opportunity for everyone from the community to try out their skills in radio communication. No license is needed, just stop by the booth and check it out. Also at the GOTA station will be demonstrations of various ham radio equipment and hobbies including computer communications, low power rigs, “fox hunting” and more.
“We formed this ham radio club five years ago to teach emergency communication skills to the people who live in the rugged rural mountains here – where the first responders to disasters will likely be them” says Emergency Coordinator Jack Eddy. “We started out with two experienced operators and have since grown to nearly thirty. Field Day gives us a fun way to test our basic radio skills and experiment with new technologies”.
Stop by La Honda Gardens June 25th/26th – see what it’s all about and meet your local hams. You’ll probably recognize some as your neighbors! We’ll also have a booth at the La Honda Fair in June. This fun and easy means of communication not only provides information during storms and road closures, it could someday save a life when other means of communication are not available. To find out more about Field Day or the SC4 Amateur Radio Club, visit our website http://www.sc4arc.org/ or contact Jack Eddy, WA6YJR at firstname.lastname@example.org (650) 922-6458.