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Demonstration Day: Amateur Radio Field Days
June 24 @ 2:00 pm - June 25 @ 2:00 pm
The Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) will hold their annual Field Day in the Boom Town area of the Museum grounds at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, and if weather permits, through the night until Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 PM.
Every June, more than 40,000 Amateur (Ham) Radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate radio science, as well as their importance to our communities. Field Day is a nationwide exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) as a means to practice emergency communication procedures using temporary antennas and emergency power. In the event of a disaster, hams are ready and able to set up communication facilities on short notice almost anywhere.
Field Day is a nationwide exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
Use this Field Day locator to see a location near you! http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator
Outdoor demonstrations are free and open to the public.
The Amateur Radio event is free. Museum open Saturday 12-4 PM with regular admission.