Ham Radio 'Field Day' at Mike Miller Park
Marshall County Amateur Radio Association will participate in the Annual Field Day event beginning 1 pm Saturday, June 23 at Mike Miller Park.
Field Day presents an opportunity for amateur radio operators to test their capabilities. Also known as Ham Radio, Marshall County operators have been participating in the event for the last 31 years.
Designed as a competition, Field Day activities are categorized, with each category having an assigned point system. Teams receive “extra” points for specialized activities such as: utilization of an alternate energy source, operating under “Emergency” status, variety of contacts, variety of methods, as well as visits from elected officials and media contacts.
If you are considering becoming a HAM operator but would like to “test the water” first – this event is an excellent opportunity to do that. Operations will run Saturday, 23 June – 1 pm to Sunday, 24 June – 1 pm at Mike Miller Park, across from the large pavilion.
Do not miss this opportunity to visit the operation, see the communicators in action, and perhaps even try your hand at talking to someone in another part of the country!