Stanly Amateur Radio Club hosts Field Day at Morrow
Published 12:24 pm Monday, July 18, 2022
Ham radio operators from the Stanly County Amateur Radio Club (K4OGB) participated in the 2022 Field Day sponsored by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) national amateur radio exercise on June 25.
The event has been an annual amateur radio activity organized since 1933 by ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio in the United States.
The Stanly County Club made more than 250 contacts in 40 states and two international contacts to Wales, England and San Paulo, Brazil. Contacts were made on emergency power systems using solar panels and batteries.
Portable antennas were erected for the event at the picnic shelter on the summit of Morrow Mountain.
Hams from across North America ordinarily participate in Field Day by establishing temporary ham radio stations in public locations to demonstrate their skill and service.
Their use of radio signals, which reach beyond borders, bring people together while providing essential communication in the service of communities. Field Day highlights ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent, wireless communications network.
This public service is easily extended during non-emergency civic events, such as parades, 5K Runs, marathons, and street festivals.
Among the tenets of the Amateur Radio Service is developing and practicing skills in radio technology and radio communications, and even contributing to international goodwill. Hams range in age from as young as 9 to older than 100.
For more information about ARRL Field Day and ham radio, contact the Stanly County Club at www.K4OGB.org or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.