Date(s) - 06/22/2019 - 06/23/2019
Joseph Hensley Park
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The Alexandria “ham radio” Field Day is conducted in late June every year by the Alexandria Radio Club in participation with over 40,000 hams throughout North America, who set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate emergency preparedness to support the public. This year Alexandria Radio Club is also celebrating its 65th Anniversary serving the community. In addition to being an annual emergency preparedness exercise that allows ham radio operators to test their emergency skills, the event also serves to raise awareness about the Amateur Radio Service (hams), which are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). These skills are used to serve the public in case of disasters or emergencies. Field Day is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. Everyone is invited. Young and old, families, technology clubs, and scouting groups are encouraged to visit the Alexandria Radio Club Field Day 2019 event. Visitors may want to try their hand at operating one of our stations with club members.