The San Angelo Amateur Radio Club’s annual “Field Day” Saturday
The San Angelo Amateur Radio Club (SAARC) will be participating in this annual emergency exercise which is a national event that also includes Canada and many other territories. It happens at Fort Concho, from noon this Saturday until noon Sunday.
This is a highly competitive event where amateurs and their clubs all over the continent compete for points by contacting as many stations on as many bands of frequencies as possible. The object is to get as many messages passed as possible in a 24 hour period. This is all done on emergency power while working under stressful conditions.
Here's a chance to show your public support of the San Angelo Club by stopping by and signing their guest book. They will receive additional points for this community involvement. They hope to see representatives of the police and fire departments, city and county governments stop by and sign the guest book, as well as the Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Girl and Boy Scouts of America.
While your there take a look at what your amateur club can do and how they do it.
As a special treat, a Ham Station "on the air" will be made available to anyone who would like to try out their radio voice and communication skills. They will be happy to assist you in making your first radio contact.
For more information, contact Club President, Joe Kent at 325-896-2038, or Vice President, Matt Healy at 325-223-2255.