ARRL’s Field Day is an annual emergency preparedness training event.
This is a friendly reminder that Field Day is this weekend, June 23-24th!
The local weather forecast is a bit typical for this part of the country with Highs in the 90’s and a slight to increasing chance of rain/thunderstorms. The “Rowan Amateur Radio Society” and the “Rowan Amateur Radio Emergency Services” will be set up at Sloan Park from Noon Saturday to Noon Sunday. The public is invited, and encouraged to attend and participate in this annual event which is sponsored by the Amateur Radio Relay League. For more information, including maps, please see our: (Field Day Page).
This year Field Day will take place on June 25th and 26th 2011, and there will be two Field Day events held in Rowan County NC.
The first event, hosted by the Rowan County Amateur Radio Emergency Services will be held at the American Red Cross building on Jake Alexander Blvd. You can find more information on their website: Rowan ARES Event Page
The second event, hosted by the Rowan Amateur Radio Society will be held at Sloan Park which is located about 10 miles west of Salisbury just off NC Hwy 150. For more information on this event please see our Field Day page: Rowan ARS Field Day Page
Field Day presents an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the general public, elected officials, and organizations that Amateur Radio might serve during an actual emergency. We use alternate sources of power like generators, solar panels, and batteries to simulate the conditions often found during these disasters. With a participation of over 35,000 Amateur Radio Operators across the US and Canada each year, many locations now include a GOTA (Get On The Air) station which allows unlicensed individuals, with the guidance of a licensed operator, the chance to talk on the radio to other hams near and far…why not come out and give it a try!