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    Default Amateur Radio Club to hold Field Day "Emergency Drill"

    Amateur Radio Club to hold Field Day "Emergency Drill"



    GLOVERSVILLE, NY June 2013| Members of the TRYON Amateur Radio Club in Fulton County will participate in Field Day, a demonstration of the emergency capabilities of “ham” amateur radio operators, on the weekend of June 22-23.

    Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday June 22nd, straight on through to Sunday for 24 hours, club members will be in Meyer's Park in Gloversville, NY. The public is invited to see ham radio’s capabilities and learn how to ham radio is helping every community. Field Day is the culmination of Amateur Radio Week, sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, a National Association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham radio operators set up emergency radio stations in parks, shopping malls and backyards throughout the country and make as many contacts as possible in a 24 hour period. “What we do for fun is what we are called upon when disaster strikes” said Don Gifford WA2EZ, President of the TRYON ARC. “From the earthquake and tsunami in Japan to tornadoes in Missouri and Oklahoma, ham radio provides the most reliable communication networks in the first critical hours of all these events. Because ham radios are not dependent on commercial power, Internet, cell towers or other infrastructure, they work 100% when nothing else is available. When All Else Fails, Amateur Radio is still working.” Details on Field Day can be found at www.k2jji.org/Field-Day


    Don Gifford
    Western District Government Operations Leader:
    American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region
    President - TRYON Amateur Radio Club - FCC Callsign Wa2eZ

    ARES/RACES - www.k2jji.org
    FEMA Certified - Incident Command Level 400
    518.752.9226

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    The Miller County Arkansas ARES group is havin a Field Day with Miller County Office of Emergency Mangement and they are hold an Exercise with us and bring out their Mobile Command Post and their Rescue Water Craft out and we will be supporting their communication. They are also providing our group with a large generator for Feld Day.
    I am the Miller Conty EC
    Bob N5MFI

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