Thursday, June 16, 2011
For Immediate Release; June 16, 2011
AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY JUNE 25-26, 2011
Amateur Radio Field Day is a National readiness exercise for Amateur Radio
Operators. Locally, several groups and individuals will participate.
The Orange Park Amateur Radio Club is participating this year again at
Lakeside Junior High School at 2750 Moody Avenue in Orange Park.
Following breakfast they will pick up the equipment trailer and generators
and head for the back lot of the school to set up antennas on the courts.
Several radio systems will operate on various bands or frequencies. Radio operation
begins at 2pm on Saturday and goes for 24 hours.
Local Govt officials and the public are invited and encouraged to visit the event.
ARRL Field Day Overview
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in
the US and Canada. Each year, over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs,
friends or simply by themselves to operate.
ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of
its popularity. It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come
together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest,
most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response
capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio
to local elected community leaders, key individuals with the organizations
that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general
public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their
For more information: Bob Ivey 904-239-1060