ENID, Okla. – The Enid Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a field day on June 25, 2022 at 1421 N. Van Buren from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The first field day took place in the 1930s and since then it has served the purpose of testing members’ readiness in case they are called upon in the wake of a disaster. Even in the event of a complete power outage, amateur radios will still work because they draw power through generators, batteries, and in some cases even solar or wind power.
Amateur radio works alongside emergency agencies such as the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, and municipal, county, state, and federal organizations.
Field Day is the most popular amateur radio event across the country and open to people of all ages who want to learn more or get involved in amateur radio. This year, the event will include a Get On The Air (GOTA) station open to those who want to learn more about what it’s like to be on the air.
Many people who get involved in the AM radio community do so from the comfort of their own homes and are able to make connections across, not just the country, but the world.
“We just broadcast and try to connect as many people as possible,” said Bill Nokes, who has been in the ham radio community since 1954. “You get a lot of satisfaction, [it’s] lots of fun talking to different people around [the globe]”,
For more information, contact Bill Nokes at (580) 716-4788 or Jim Faubian at (580) 542-1054