Crescenta Valley Radio Club Holds Field Day June 24-25

The Crescenta Valley Radio Club will participate in national Field Day activities June 24-25 in Verdugo Park (across from Glendale Community College). On Field Day, Amateur Radio Operators, called Hams, across the county take their equipment and expertise “to the field” to make as many contacts as possible over a 24-hour period.
Field Day provides Hams with the opportunity to hone skills and have fun while making contacts across the U.S. and Canada. The deeper purpose is disaster preparedness as Hams attempt to make contacts in circumstances that mimic the displacement of a disaster. In times of natural disasters such as earthquakes, it is likely no one will be able to use the phone system if it is knocked out or overloaded. Hams are poised to help in the aftermath.
Operators will be on duty beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday morning and continue for 24 hours. Residents are invited to visit, ask questions and see how this wonderful pastime can play a crucial role in providing communication to the outside world when disaster strikes. Visitors may even learn how to earn their own federally granted amateur radio license and join the effort to serve others in need.
The Crescenta Valley Radio Club meets every second Thursday of the month at Verdugo Hills Hospital at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Michael L. Lichtman (KF6KXG), club president, through the club website

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