Highland Road Park Observatory
Saturday, 24 June from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will take part in an exciting nationwide emergency exercise. Temporary stations will be set up at HRPO as BRARC joins similar clubs across the continent in an exciting emergency exercise. Some clubs use strictly battery power and solar power. Some clubs use low power outputs (five watts or less) to make contact with other stations all over North America.
Field Day is a twenty-four-hour endurance session of skill and suspense. How many North American sections can the club members contact before time runs out? HRPO patrons will only be allowed on the property from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, 24 June.
During the entire eight hours there will be…
And at these selected times…
There will also be two brand-new interactive outdoor locations for kids and families.
The Amateur Radio Service, founded decades ago, is the original “social medium!” Ten of thousands of licensed hams—including high schoolers, college kids, parents and grandparents—communicate day after day from coast to coast.
What can people do in the Amateur Radio Service?
What can adults do in the Amateur Radio Service?
What can kids do in the Amateur Radio Service?
Come learn more about amateur, or “ham,” radio at this fantastic annual event. Remember, if you like what you see at Field Day, there will be plenty of friendly “hams” around to tell you exactly what you need to do to obtain your own amateur radio license and start transmitting!
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, March 30, 2017, 01:48 PM.