Latest Field Day Stories

2011-06-29 09:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) program staff joined amateur radio enthusiasts from across the nation on June 25 as part of American Radio Relay League's "Field Day.'' The event allowed ACS staff to demonstrate simulated crisis operations using only equipment from back-up power sources. They also showcased the newest voice and data capabilities, as well as historical Morse code to...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 35,000 Amateur Radio operators will be testing their emergency capabilities this weekend by setting up temporary radio stations in public parks, fields and unusual locations. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, "hams" across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities. When the internet, cell phones and other forms of...

2010-06-16 09:10:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amateur Radio activities are growing and thousands of radio operators, often called "hams," will be showing off their capabilities June 26-27. Erecting radio stations at community parks, campgrounds, schools and emergency centers around the country, they will hold a "Field Day" showing their emergency communications capabilities while having fun talking and texting to friends with their radios. Far from fading in the age of cell...

2009-06-15 11:39:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Amateur Radio operators, often called "hams," will be showing off their wireless capabilities June 27-28. Erecting radio stations in community parks, campgrounds, schools and emergency centers throughout the country, they will hold a "Field Day" and show their emergency communications abilities while having fun talking to friends all over the continent with their radios. (Photo:...

2008-06-25 00:02:27

By JOI LOUVIERE, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7419 or louvierej@courierpress.com In an emergency when televisions won't work, radio stations tune out and phone lines are flooded, amateur radio operators are there. "The communications networks that ham radio people can quickly create have saved many lives in the past months when other systems failed or were overloaded," said Allen Pitts, media relations director for the Newington, Conn.-based American Radio Relay League, a national...

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