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New_Bern_ARC Field Day

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 08:45 to Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 15:00
Event Description: 

NB ARC Field Day Schedule
WHERE: Glenburnie Park across from Channel 12 at the Rotary Club Pavilion

  • 0900 Saturday 22 June -- Equipment Set-up and Test

  • 1400 Saturday 22 June -- Operations Begin

  • 1730 Saturday 22 June -- Social and Annual Dinner - We always do burgers and hot dogs on the grill, Pete K. does dozens of silver queen corn on the cob Dave W's wife makes a great potato salad and you never know what anyone else brings. Sometimes it starts a little earlier depends if the guys get hungry.

  • 1400 Sunday 23 June -- Operations Close Site tear-down.

Ham Radio Demo in Glenburnie Park

There will be a demonstration of Ham Radio called “Field Day” on Saturday and Sunday June 22-23 to show how Amateur Radio operators can conduct communications during a local or national emergency by talking other Hams across the country without using any public power or public communications like cell phones. Visitors can join in and talk to people around the world. Come down to Glenburnie Park across from the National Guard Armory at the Rotary Club Pavilion. It is the second pavilion on the left as you enter the park.
Disasters like tornadoes, fires, hurricanes, and floods can disrupt communications but the one service that is always there has been Amateur Radio. Radio Amateurs are often the first people to provide rescuers with critical information and communications. These volunteer radio operators, often called “hams” provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA or even the International Space Station.

Last year more than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in the Field Day event. Using only emergency power supplies like generators or batteries, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Amateur Radio is growing in the US. There are now over 700,000 Amateur Radio licensees in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the world. Through the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services program, ham volunteers provide both emergency communications for thousands of state and local emergency response agencies and non-emergency community services too, all for free.
The New Bern Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio.

Anyone interested in Amateur Radio and emergency communications is invited to come out and join us.
· WHEN: On Saturday, June 22 from 2pm until 5pm and on Sunday June 23, from 10am until 2pm.
· WHERE: Glenburnie Park across from Channel 12 at the Rotary Club Pavilion

Robert Melle, AJ4XS, Secretary NBARC Home # 252-633-6596 Cell # 252-349-6596