Amateur Radio Operators Host Field Day

Ham radio operators at a previous Field Day event.

This past weekend, the OKAW Valley Amateur Radio Club participated in the annual Field Day exercise.  Amateur radio operators throughout the United States and Canada participated in the event.  The OKAW Valley crew set up camp at Patriot’s Park Saturday and Sunday, giving those interested in HAM Radio the opportunity to test it out.

Click below to hear OKAW Valley Amateur Radio Club member John King tell WGEL about Field Day:

30 licensed radio operators and about 60 visitors made over 850 contacts with other amateur radio operators during the Field Day exercises.  King said one family from Kentucky was passing through, saw the signs, and stopped to participate.
Field Day 2

Click below to hear King talk about the importance of amateur radio:

For more information, contact John King at 664-0219.