24-hour amateur radio field day taking place this weekend

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26 June, 2017

Yokanovich and about a dozen members from the Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum gathered Saturday at Rockburn Branch Park in Elkridge to participate in a 24-hour nationwide preparedness drill sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.

Ham radio operators are able to communicate with other operators all over the world, as long as they find the right signal.

"Despite the proliferation of cell phone, satellite and modern digital communications, any time theres a natural disaster or a manmade event such as 911 ham radio operators step up to the plate and provide emergency communications to more local community", Berkowitz said.

Tom Williams, a member of the Portsmouth Amateur Radio Club, says that what he enjoys most about the club is the camaraderie and the fellowship.

It's also a contest of sort against other amateur (ham) radio operators. "Ham radio is for making friends".

Club members set up make-shift antennas and brushed up on their Morse code to show that cell phones and computers only go so far in emergencies.

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"Ham radio operators are some of the only ones that can get the message in and out if a disaster occurs".

Amateur Radio is growing in the US.

"You contact them on the air, you exchange signal reports", said Rocker, "Then you get a confirmation".

"Hurricane Katrina was a big showcase for hams, many of whom traveled to the South in a volunteer effort to save lives and property", Christovich said. "We can often locate family members when given a name by a loved one".

"It's also a way of showcasing our hobby", he said. For Field day that information consists of the operators the state and section within that state.


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