Field day dinner will be Saturday June 24 at 5:30 PM. If you plan to attend please RSVP to facilitate the order with our caterer Jimmy John's! This year is very different Jimmy John's is donating (some percentage) to the Edmond Amateur Radio Club! If you help with setup/dismantle or make/assist with 20 contacts during the contest you can eat for FREE! Otherwise, a monetary donation jar will be available to support the club and its Field Day expenses.
For those who are operating radios or helping in other roles we will also have Jimmy John's gourmet sandwiches available throughout the day and night! Woo hoo! And a huge thank you goes to Jimmy John's for the Party Platters and crazy fast delivery!
Altus --- Amateur Radio Operators in Oklahoma will take the stage for their annual disaster communications drill called "FieldDay" June 24-25, according to American Radio Relay League officials.
Noting that amateur radio has "demonstrated their value in public assistance by providing free radio communications for local parades, bike-a-thons, walk-a-thons, fairs and other charitable public events", some 18 groups around Oklahoma have announced plans to operate from the four corners of Oklahoma.
Recently, the Washington Post headline read “Before Twitter and Facebook, there was Morse code: Remembering social media’s true inventor” http://wapo.st/2rJ6dW3
The former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, described amateur radio as ““the ultimate backup, the originators of what we call social media.” http://bit.ly/2rJm8DU
According to the ARRL, FieldDay is the largest on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. It draws tens of thousands to the airwaves each year, bringing new and experienced hams together for a weekend of fun!
In far Southwest Oklahoma, the Altus Area Amateur Radio Club will join over 1000 other clubs, using the callsign AJ5Q, according to Dale Town, N5VX, club president.
In Northeast Oklahoma, the Mayes County Amateur Radio Club will be operating WX5MC from the Whitaker Park in Pryor.
In Southeast Oklahoma, N5CST will be inviting visitors to Wister State Park.
In Northwest Oklahoma, the Tri-State Amateur Radio Group will be participating in the Woodward area.
Metropolitan operations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa are also planned by a number of groups, including the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society, Edmond Amateur Radio Society, and the Tulsa Repeater Organization and Broken Arrow Amateur Radio Clubs.