Waterton Amateur Radio Society
at Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Noon, Saturday June 25, 2016 through Noon Sunday, the Waterton
Amateur Radio Club will participate in Field Day: A display of
emergency operating capabilities and contesting skills.
is a sanctioned event of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
and highlights what hams do best: provide communications when
traditional methods are down. This has been shown over and over
again through countless natural disastors and under overwhelmingly
adverse conditions. In today’s post 9/11 era of increased
threats, reliable communications in support of Homeland Security
During Field Day, held each year the last weekend in June, the
club quickly sets up multiple transmitting sites on generator,
battery or solar power. Combined with this is a contesting
atmosphere where the hams will attempt to make as many contacts as
possible in the 24 hour period (usually in the thousands).
exciting modes will be demonstrated, including:
contact attempt with the International Space Station and hams
through orbiting satellites
contact with hams throughout the world
Thank you for stopping by !