Field Day 2022 coming June 25

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Almost to the day that some Nemaha County amateur radio operators met at Skoch Park in Seneca to participate in American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) Field Day 2021, these operators will be meeting again soon. Field Day 2022 is coming as this event is held annually the last Saturday and Sunday of June. 

This year the Nemaha County Amateur Radio Organization (NCARO) will be sponsoring this event at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25. All Nemaha County hams – a nickname for amateur radio operators – are invited as well as hams in neighboring counties. There will be a brief business meeting at 2 p.m. including becoming a charter member of NCARO.

One of many goals of field day is to challenge amateur radio operators in their ability to provide emergency communications if the need should ever arise. Yes, there are natural events like tornadoes and hurricanes when cell phones do not work, the Internet is down, electrical power has failed, and the only method of communication may be from the skills and preparedness of amateur radio operators and their equipment.

In its simplest form, all that is needed is a battery, an appropriate radio, a wire and some cabling. And let me not forget the ham with his/her FCC license. Field Day 2022 is that opportunity to practice setting up a remote location and demonstrating the ability to provide communications locally, within the state, nationally, and even worldwide.

Another goal is to acquaint the general public with the capabilities of amateur radio. NCARO is inviting you, the reader, to come to the park between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon. A couple of forms of communications will be happening. If you are so inclined; you might want to help make a contact.

Let’s get on the air!

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