Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club to hold field day
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:31 pm
On June 26 and 27, members of the Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club will participate in an annual emergency communications exercise, known nationally as Field Day.
This year’s exercise will be conducted at 3350 Billy Jolly Road, South Fulton with operators from Dyer, Weakley, Gibson, Carrol and Obion counties participating; additionally operators from multiple counties in Kentucky will participate.
Amateur radio operators are recognized for their behind the scenes support of such agencies as the National Weather Service, Teannessee Emergency Management Agencies, Department of Health, American Red Cross, the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and others in times of natural disasters and other emergencies. Amateur radio licensees continuously learn and experiment in the sciences of communications and electronics.
The Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club is prepared to provide emergency communications for the community when the need arises. Our motto: “when all else fails, there’s amateur radio.” Such was the case during the January 2009 ice storm.
Our capabilities allow us to provide local and long distant communications and that’s what will be practiced during our Field Day exercise. We will be operating on emergency power, including portable generators, batteries, and solar power.
The public is invited to come and visit during Field Day, June 26 and 27. Find out what amateur radio is all about. Location is the 3350 Billy Jolly Road, South Fulton.
The Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is a 501c4 non-profit organization of volunteer amateur radio operators. They meet at the Obion County Library on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Points of contact are: Glenn R. Snow 479-1971, Robert Miles, 588-2840 and Jamie Hall, 886-6869. If you need information about Field Day or amateur radio feel free to contact any of these gentlemen. Published in the Press 6-22-10