On June 26, 2015

Worldwide event, amateur radio field day takes place at Rutland High School

June 27-28 — RUTLAND — The Rutland County Amateur (Ham) Radio Operators, members of the Green Mountain Wireless Society will hold the annual Amateur Radio Field Day Open House from Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. through Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. The day is an emergency field operations preparedness drill and public information event. As part of an open house environment, the event will include a special “Get On The Air” station coached by an experienced ham radio operator and set up for the general public to operate hands-on in a fun and informative learning environment. A total of five stations will be in operation including a station communicating via digital means.

During the year, ham volunteers provide emergency communications for state and local emergency response agencies, as well as non-emergency communications for community events such as walkathons and charity races, all for free.

Field Day is a great learning experience for kids and adults alike. Learn more about the science, math, technology and fun aspects of radio, and talk to the world at the Field Day event in the announcers booth at the Rutland High School football field.

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