Public welcome at this Saturday’s amateur radio 2018 Field Day!

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Vashon Hams gather at our Field Day location atop the Swallow’s Nest Bluff on June 23rd and 24th to compete in the largest single amateur radio and emergency preparedness exercise.  It’s a fun day to come out and meet club members, eat good food and play on a radio.

Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio. Families and the public are welcome to this free event and tour Vashon Maury Island Radio Club emergency communication trailer. Learn about email over radio (without the internet!), digital operations with software-defined radios, and have the kids try their hand at hidden transmitter hunts.

Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event.

Your attendance will help us garner valuable points and provide a great opportunity to visit with local amateur radio volunteers who donate their valuable services to the community. Details on the club and the family friendly event follow.

We hope to see you next weekend,
John Cornelison
KE7KDQ