Around the world on April 18th, 3,, amateur radio operators are taking to the airwaves to celebrate International Amateur Radio Day. Club members, also called ham radio operators, will be available throughout the day providing demonstrations and discussion about amateur radio. Some of the topics will include reviews of the operating capabilities of stations and discussing amateur radio operators interests, public service roles they and the club play by providing communication from local parades to natural disasters.
World Amateur Radio Day 2019 Marks International Amateur Radio Union Founding
For Class Registration you must sign up online, link is below. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation email. Check in Wednesday July 22nd from 2pm-8pm. No refunds on post entries. If not your vehicle may be towed. You must be parked in designated parking areas. Please park in an orderly fashion. Please read all information carefully. We may ask to see birth certificate or drivers license for proof of age.
Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise, widely sponsored by IARU regions and member organizations, encouraging emergency communications preparedness  among amateur radio operators. In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 30, operators participating each year. Since the first ARRL Field Day in , radio amateurs throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers EOCs. Operations using emergency and alternative power sources are highly encouraged, since electricity and other public infrastructures are often among the first to fail during a natural disaster or severe weather. To determine the effectiveness of the exercise and of each participant's operations, there is an integrated competitive component, and many clubs also engage in concurrent leisure activities e. Operations typically last a continuous twenty-four hours, requiring scheduled relief operators to keep stations on the air. Additional contest points are awarded for experimenting with unusual modes, making contacts via satellite, and involving youth in the activity. The Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club e.
Forgot Password? I would encourage all radio amateurs to join in the celebrations and promote Amateur Radio on the air or in your community. Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the shortwave spectrum was not the wasteland experts of the time considered it to be but a resource that could support worldwide propagation. Two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained allocations still recognized today — , 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. More bands have followed, and the IARU has been working to defend and expand Amateur Radio frequency allocations ever since. Single operators will be assigned a special suffix extension 00 to 99 to distinguish individual stations, e.