TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Radio amateurs gathered today at the United Steelworkers Grounds on East Quinn Avenue in Terre Haute to participate in National Amateur Radio Day.
Members of the Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association participate in Exercise Field Fay. During the event, operators learn the science, skills and service of being an amateur radio operator.
News 10 spoke with David Brown, the president of the Field Day event, and he says it’s a great event to practice live ops, but they’re also doing it for a little fun!
“It’s something that happens once a year across the country, so we compete with other local ham radio clubs to see who can contact the most people.”
This is a 24-hour event that began at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon June 26. They welcome anyone who wishes to become an amateur radio operator.
If you want to visit anytime during the 24 hour period, you can go visit them at the United Steelworkers Grounds on East Quinn Avenue in Terre Haute, Indiana. This event will end on June 27 at 2:00 p.m.
For more information on the Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association, you can visit their website here.