The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will take part in an exciting nationwide emergency exercise. Temporary stations will be set up at HRPO as BRARC joins similar clubs across the continent in an exciting emergency exercise. Some clubs use strictly battery power and solar power. Some clubs use low power outputs (five watts or less) to make contact with other stations all over North America.
Field Day is a twenty-four-hour endurance session of skill and suspense. HRPO patrons will only be allowed on the property from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, 25 June.
The Amateur Radio Service, founded decades ago, is the original "social medium!" Ten of thousands of licensed hams-including high schoolers, college kids, parents and grandparents-communicate day after day from coast to coast.
What can people do in the Amateur Radio Service?
Talk around the world without the Internet or cell phones.
Send a message to another country using less electricity than a nightlight.
Transmit your communication in code-Morse code!
Speak to astronauts on the International Space Station.
What can adults do in the Amateur Radio Service?
Earn various awards.
Have more peace of mind knowing that, unlike the internet, federal law mandates sending identifying information during any communication.
Increase the chances of their families having contact with the outside world during an emergency, simply by connecting radio equipment to a car battery.
Collect weather and flight data from a launched balloon.
What can kids do in the Amateur Radio Service?
Work toward specialized merit badges and patches.
Steer radio-controlled cars and airplanes, or control robots, using ham-only frequencies.
Keep a hand-held remote transceiver during camping trips.
Come learn more about amateur, or "ham," radio at this fantastic annual event. Remember, if you like what you see at Field Day, there will be plenty of friendly "hams" around to tell you exactly what you need to do to obtain your own amateur radio license and start transmitting!
NOTE: There will be solar viewing from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and evening sky viewing from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.