Field Day 2017:  June 24, 2017

We will be hosting the public at our annual Field Day exercise June 24 at Crystal Springs Park in Tukwila from 12pm to 5pm.  This exercise is part of the national Field Day event which takes place in June each year, organized by the American Radio Relay League (the national association for Amateur Radio).

The purpose of Field Day is multi-fold:  A drill to simulate setting up and operating communications equipment in less-than-ideal circumstances to prepare for an emergency, an opportunity to educate the public on the value of communications during an emergency, an opportunity for unlicensed citizens to “get on the air” and make radio contacts across the state or country to drive interest in the hobby, a competition to make as many radio contacts as possible during the event, public relations and fun!

Visitors can try their hand at operating a High Frequency (HF) radio (no license necessary as they’ll be accompanied by a licensed operator), learn about the communications facets of the City’s Emergency Preparedness plan, learn about the volunteer opportunities with the TECTeam and get any questions answered relating to Amateur Radio or Emergency Communications.


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