TARC Media Advisory : 2022 ARRL Field Day — June 25 – 26

2022 ARRL Field Day — June 25 – 26 

Ham Radio Operators On the Air for Nationwide Event June 25 – 26 

 Hello! You have made this email blast as a public office, media, or someone that might find our event interesting enough to spread the word. We also gain points for being involved in the community and having great people like yourself show up and take some photos, so if you could spare a few moments for a visit on June 25 during noon-5pm we would greatly appreciate it! Below I have included a schedule of events and some general information about the TARC, ARRL, and what we do as emergency communicators on our Field Day. We hope you can come out and say hello! 

 Schedule Of Events 

1pm – Transmitter Operations Begin & Open to General Public 

  • GOTA station opens 
  • Satellite/Microwave demonstration 
  • POTA / Portable demonstration 
  • Radio Direction Finding transmitter enabled – “Fox Hunt” 

2PM – Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Demonstration Opens 

  • National Traffic System NET (NTS) 

3PM – Radio Programming Education Opens (Trailer) 

  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Net 
  • Satellite/Microwave demonstration 
  • POTA / Portable demonstration 

4pm – Radio Direction Finding – “Fox Hunt” Demonstration 

5pm – Winding down of Open Events  

 Contact: 

Jack Conway, 1 Vice President & Field Day Chair 

W5JHC@W5IAS.com 

918-409-0842 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Ham radio operators from the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club in Tulsa County will be participating in a national amateur radio exercise from 1PM on Saturday until Noon on Sunday, June 25 – 26. The event is ARRL Field Day (http://www.arrl.org/FieldDay), an annual amateur radio activity organized since 1933 by ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio in the United States. 

 Hams from across North America ordinarily participate in Field Day by establishing temporary ham radio stations in public locations to demonstrate their skill and service. Their use of radio signals, which reach beyond borders, bring people together while providing essential communication in the service of communities. Field Day highlights ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent, wireless communications network. 

 Some hams from Green Country will also use the radio stations set up in their homes or taken to their backyards and other locations to operate individually or with their families. Many hams have portable radio communication capability that includes alternative energy sources such as generators, solar panels, and batteries to power their equipment.  

This year’s event is also noteworthy given that a particularly active hurricane season is predicted. “Hams have a long history of serving our communities when storms or other disasters damage critical communication infrastructure, including cell towers,” said Paul Teel (Tulsa County Emergency Coordinator WB5ANX). “Ham radio functions completely independently of the internet and phone systems and a station can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. Hams can quickly raise a wire antenna in a tree or on a mast, connect it to a radio and power source, and communicate effectively with others,” Teel added.  

During Field Day 2021, more than 26,000 hams participated from thousands of locations across North America. According to ARRL, there are more than 750,000 amateur radio licensees in the US, and an estimated 3 million worldwide.  

Among the tenets of the Amateur Radio Service is developing and practicing skills in radio technology and radio communications, and even contributing to international goodwill. Hams range in age from as young as 9 to older than 100. A self-study license guide is available from ARRL: The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual (http://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual) and for Kindle (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07DFSW94G). For more information about ARRL Field Day and ham radio, contact Jack Conway at the info above, visit our site at the link below, and visit http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio 

https://w5ias.com/events/tarc-field-day-2022/ 

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