From Altus to Vinita and Ardmore to Woodward, amateur radio operators will be using their radio stations to participate in a National Preparedness Drill called "Field Day", announced officials with the American Radio Relay League.
Governor Mary Fallin and the Mayor in Altus have declared the week of June 22-28 as Amateur Radio Week in Altus and Oklahoma.
Field Day closes out the week June 28-29 with many clubs setting up Saturday and operating through noon Sunday.
Persons interesting in visiting a Field Day site near them can locate that site online at http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator
A number of clubs around Oklahoma are active in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas as well. Also, some individuals have listed their Field Day operations.
For more information about amateur radio, http://www.arrl.org is the National Organization for Amateur Radio.
Mayor David Webb (seated) declared Amateur Radio Week in Altus, Oklahoma. Bobby Henry,