Amateur Radio Event Showcases Emergency Preparedness Skills
More than 35,000 amateur radio operators participated in Field Day and demonstrated the practical uses of ham radio during an emergency.
More than 35,000 amateur radio users in the United States and Canada participated on June 23 and 24 in Field Day, an event for teaching the public about amateur (or ham) radio and sharing information within the amateur radio community.
The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club demonstrated the practical uses of ham radio during an emergency. When the phone and Internet are unavailable, radio remains an option, and the club demonstrated how to use a radio with solar and battery power, as well as how to get an FCC license so citizens can be prepared to operate a radio in the event of a disaster.
For more information about amateur radio, visit the American Radio Relay League’s website.