On June 21, 2017

Rutland County amateur (ham) radio operators hold field day open house

Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m.—RUTLAND—Rutland County amateur radio operators will be taking part in a worldwide radio communications drill known as Field Day, Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m. through Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m., around the clock, in Rutland High School football field announcer’s booth. 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 ham radio and talk to the world at the Field Day event.

For more information, contact timabraham@gmail.com or 802-558-0389.

Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Wireless Society

Tim Abraham, president of the Green Mountain Wireless Society, gets a youngster interested in emergency preparedness during field days.

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