Where the spirit of “Amateur
Radio Past” joins forces with the Next Generation of Innovations,
Interests and Individuals!!!
The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Field Day
DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center. The EOC is located at 2200
Roan Road in Arcadia, come on out and join in the fun! Setup will begin at 12:00 noon
on Saturday June 27.
This is an opportunity for ALL
the local hams and non hams alike to see and operate some of the Amateur
Radio equipment at the EOC. Hope to see you there!
ARRL Field Day is the most popular
on-the-air operating event in amateur radio. On the fourth full weekend
in June, tens of thousands of amateur radio operators gather for a
public demonstration of our service. Field Day is part educational
event, part operating event, part public relations event –
and ALL about FUN!
Amateur radio is about knowledge and
growth. It is a hobby and service that truly offers “something for
everyone.” Amateur Radio embraces both the old and new.
While CW may no longer be a testing element, it is still a
strong and favorite operating mode for many. Tens of thousands of
operators are embracing digital technologies, from RTTY to newer digital
modes like PSK31 and Olivia. Phone operation, probably the largest
segment of the hobby, also has new frontiers to be explored with
digitized voice, VOIP, and IRLP. And this is why Field Day – the largest
annual on-the-air operating event – is so exciting. It gives all – the
old timer and the newcomer, the brass-pounder and the computer assisted
operator – the chance to share and teach the broad range of modes and
technologies we find in our hobby.
Field Day is truly the time in which
we bring amateur radio to Main Street USA. By
setting up in parking lots, malls, Emergency Operations Centers, parks
and even at home, amateur operators learn skills that will allow them to
better serve their communities. Setting up in these public venues gives
added public relations value – their friends and neighbors can see and
experience the fun and public service capability that their “ham radio”
neighbors bring to the community.
ARRL Field Day