Members of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the National Amateur Radio Exercise Field Day, Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, at The Ridge Nature Area, 415 Burch Road in Fayetteville, Georgia.
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 skills of amateur radio. This event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend.
The Fayette County Amateur Radio Club is an active organization of radio amateurs from all walks of life. The club provides auxiliary and auxiliary communications to Fayette County emergency services and public service communications to road races, bike events, marathons and triathlons.
For over 100 years, amateur radio – also known as amateur radio – has allowed people from all walks of life to experience electronics and communication skills, as well as providing free public service to their communities during a disaster or emergency, all without the need for a cell phone or the Internet.
Field Day demonstrates the ability of the amateur radio operator to operate reliably in all conditions from almost any location and to create an independent communication network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of places participated in Field Day 2018 activities last year.
“It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, not knowing how devices work or connect to each other,” said David Isgur, communications manager at the American Radio Relay League, the national association association for radio amateurs.
“But if there is an interruption in service or if you are out of range of a cell phone tower, you have no way of communicating. Amateur radio operates completely independent of the Internet or mobile phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be installed almost anywhere in a matter of minutes. That’s the beauty of amateur radio during a communication failure.
“Hams can literally throw a wire up a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Isgur added. “Hams do this by using a layer of the earth’s atmosphere as a kind of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic DIY environment, amateur radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and many other scientific disciplines. Additionally, amateur radio is a huge asset to any community during disasters or emergencies if the standard communications infrastructure fails.
For more information on Amateur Radio or Field Day 2019, please visit the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club website https://kk4gq.org, the club’s Facebook page https: // www .facebook.com / groups / KK4GQ /, or contact Joe Domaleski, KI4ASK at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of the day’s events in the field
saturday 22 june
2:00 p.m. – Start of the country day
3:00 p.m. – Emergency communications demonstration (KN4YZ & AI4RT)
4 p.m. – Winlink demonstration (W8BYH)
5:00 p.m. – APRS demonstration (KI4ASK)
6 p.m. – Special presentation (Club)
7 p.m. – Protest advice (K1ZN & KV4UD)
Sunday 23 June
8:00 am – Field Day reopens to the public
2:00 p.m. – End of the day in the field
• Get on the Air Radio Station (GOTA) – where members of the public can try out amateur radio
• 2 full power competition stations speaking to radio operators around the world
• Mini FoxHunt (radio treasure hunt) – to find a hidden radio transmitter
• Radio listening post – shortwave, scanner, HF, VHF, UHF, digital