Area amateur radio operators (hams) will be demonstrating communications skills at Autumn Hills Park (5701 Norwich Parkway) in Oak Park Heights, MN.
Field Day is an annual event held at over 2,500 locations and involves 35,000 radio operators throughout the U.S. and Canada. Portable field stations will be set to demonstrate the newest digital communications systems, including satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code.
The event is sponsored locally by the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) and will be open to the public Saturday, June 22 (1:00 – 8:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 23 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.). Information about becoming a ham will be available, including how licensed operators can assist with weather spotting and emergency communications. Boy Scouts are invited to participate and can learn requirements for earning their Radio Merit Badge.
Ham operators, regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, have provided vital communications when cell and conventional telephones are overloaded or inoperative. For over 80 years, hams have voluntarily provided emergency communications for various public safety departments and support agencies.
Anyone interested in learning about amateur radio is invited to attend the event. For more information visit the SARA web site at: www.radioham.org or call Dave Glas, 651-436-3334.