Amateur Radio Day June 25-26 at Shabbona Park – Shaw Local



An Amateur Radio Day is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 25-26 at Shabbona Park in La Salle County, 4165 E. 16th Rd.

This event is open to the public.

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 skill of amateur radio.

Field Day is a showcase for how amateur radio operates reliably in all conditions from almost any location to create an independent communications network, organizers said.

Amateur radio operates independently of internet or mobile phone infrastructure, can interface with laptops or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes.

“That’s the beauty of amateur radio during a communications blackout,” said Joe Tokarz, president of the American Legion Post 33 Amateur Radio Club.

Anyone can become a licensed amateur radio operator. There are over 750,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 9 years old and as old as 100 years old. And with clubs, such as the American Legion Post 33 Amateur Radio Club and Starved Rock Radio Club, anyone can participate in La Salle County.

For more information on Field Day and ham radio, contact Joe Tokarz at or visit

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