Amateur Radio Field Day set for this weekend


Members of the Union County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise to be held June 22-23.

Since 1933, radio operators across North America have established temporary amateur radio stations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of amateur radio.

For more than 100 years, amateur radio (sometimes called “ham radio”) has allowed people to experiment with electronics and communication techniques.

Amateur radio also provides a free public service to their communities during a disaster—all without a cell phone or the Internet.

In recent years, the Red Cross utilized this capability when 50 ham radio operators provided emergency communications when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.

Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under these types of conditions from almost any location.

In 2018, more than 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day.

The 2019 Field Day event in Union County will be held Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. and run for 24 hours.  The location of the event is 17610 Waldo Road.

For more information about Field Day or ham radio in general, contact the Union County Amateur Radio Club by email at w8uco@ohio

This event is open to the public.

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