Delta amateur radio operators to reach out to fellow hams during Field Day

Members of the Delta Amateur Radio Society will descend on the North 40 dog park in East Ladner later this month for their annual Field Day.

Set for June 22 and 23, the purpose of the emergency preparedness exercise is to deploy and operate amateur radio equipment in a remote location independent of existing power and communication infrastructure.

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Since its inception in 1933, the annual Field Day event has grown to involve over 35,000 amateur radio operators throughout North America.

The operators, otherwise known as “hams,” set up stations in remote locations using emergency power sources such as generators, batteries or solar power. Over a continuous 24-hour period, they attempt to make contact with as many other amateur stations as possible.

The Delta Amateur Radio Society will be establishing seven radio stations providing communications using voice, data and Morse code.

The park is open to the public and all are welcome to visit during Field Day, which will run from 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 23.

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