2010-06-17 / Family

Amateur radio enthusiasts will conduct annual field day

Drill at Reagan Library to demonstrate emergency communication

Five local amateur radio clubs will conduct annual emergency communications drills from 11 a.m. Sat., June 26 through 11 a.m. Sun., June 27 during the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day 2010 event on the grounds of the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

The public is invited to attend.

Approximately 100 amateur radio operators will operate approximately 14 communications stations under emergency conditions. Solar power and batteries will power all transceivers.

In addition to using voice, Morse code and data transmissions, an amateur radio TV station will be featured and an amateur radio satellite ground station will communicate with other Field Day groups throughout North America.

The participating clubs are the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society, Amgen Amateur Radio Club, Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club, Hollywood Hills QRP Contest Club and Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club.

Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 155 will also attend Field Day to conduct two-way amateur radio communications requirements for the Radio merit badge.

A feature of the public information booth will be the Get On The Air Station to demonstrate amateur radio use and to let the public speak or use a digital keyboard to talk with other amateur radio operators over the airwaves.

For more information, go to the American Radio Relay League website at www.arrl.org.

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