On June 22, 2016

Ham Radio Field Day and open house returns to Rutland H.S. for 24 hours of communication

Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. — RUTLAND — Want to learn more about the science, math, technology and fun aspects of ham radio? Want to talk to the world? Join the Field Day event at Rutland High School football field announcers’ booth just off Woodstock Avenue in Rutland on Saturday, June 25 starting at 2 p.m. The Rutland County Amateur (Ham) Radio Operators, members of the Green Mountain Wireless Society, will offer the around-the-clock Amateur Radio Field Day and Open House, concluding at 2 p.m. Sunday June 26.
This worldwide radio communications drill is known as “Field Day” and is free and open to the public. 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.
For more information contact Tim Abraham, president of the Green Mountain Wireless Society, at timabraham@gmail.com or at 802-558-0389.

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