Forgot Password? I would encourage all radio amateurs to join in the celebrations and promote Amateur Radio on the air or in your community. Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the shortwave spectrum was not the wasteland experts of the time considered it to be but a resource that could support worldwide propagation. Two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained allocations still recognized today — , 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. More bands have followed, and the IARU has been working to defend and expand Amateur Radio frequency allocations ever since. Single operators will be assigned a special suffix extension 00 to 99 to distinguish individual stations, e. Awards will be available for contacts with stations on all modes and bands.
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Around the world on April 18th, 3,, amateur radio operators are taking to the airwaves to celebrate International Amateur Radio Day. Club members, also called ham radio operators, will be available throughout the day providing demonstrations and discussion about amateur radio. Some of the topics will include reviews of the operating capabilities of stations and discussing amateur radio operators interests, public service roles they and the club play by providing communication from local parades to natural disasters. Operators are especially critical during a disaster when regular communication channels fail. Ham radio also came to the rescue during Hurricane Katrina, where all other communications failed. In the early s, Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. The first wireless operators were landline telegraphers who left their offices to go to sea or to man the coastal stations. They brought with them their language and much of the tradition of their older profession. In those early days, every station occupied the whole spectrum with its broad spark signal.
Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise, widely sponsored by IARU regions and member organizations, encouraging emergency communications preparedness  among amateur radio operators. In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 30, operators participating each year. Since the first ARRL Field Day in , radio amateurs throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers EOCs. Operations using emergency and alternative power sources are highly encouraged, since electricity and other public infrastructures are often among the first to fail during a natural disaster or severe weather. To determine the effectiveness of the exercise and of each participant's operations, there is an integrated competitive component, and many clubs also engage in concurrent leisure activities e.
For Class Registration you must sign up online, link is below. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation email. Check in Wednesday July 22nd from 2pm-8pm.