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2022

SCARC Field Day Event

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On June 25 and 26th the Somerset County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the 2022 ARRL Field Day operations featuring demonstrations of the science, skills, and service that is amateur radio.  Amateur radio operators across North America will participate in field day events to activate equipment and technologies they use daily. 

The ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 45,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups, or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.  It is a time when Amateur Radio operators use this opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities and it is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the public and organizations they might serve in an emergency. 

Amateurs are often called into action to provide communication in crises when it really matters.  In our county, the 1984 Glencoe flood, the tornados of 1998, and Flight 93, to mention a few.  When all else fails in communications, amateur radio can be there.

AK3J provides a demonstration of computer use in ham radio

If you are interested in Amateur Radio, please come visit us on June 25 starting at 1:00 pm through the 26th until 12:00 pm.  We will be using the grassy area in front of the Founders Hall Building near the Somerset County Library.  Take Rt.31 (Glades Pike) East from Somerset past SCI Laurel Highlands to the top of the hill and turn left into the Community College and Education Center across from the large towers. Take the 2nd left from the college parking lot which will take you to the front of the Founders Hall Building where parking is available.

For more information about Amateur Radio and Field day, you can visit online at: www.arrl.org/field-day