Ham Radio Operators Take Part In Winter Field Day

The Hoosier Lakes Radio Club will be participating in the 2013 Winter Field Day tomorrow in the Marsh Supermarket parking lot, Warsaw.

Club members will begin putting up antennas starting at 9 a.m. Saturday from where they will be transmitting signals for a 24-hour period, beginning at noon.

The 2013 Winter Field Day from the Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio website is held for the purpose of familiarizing most Amateur Radio operators with setting up emergency-style communications and making as many contacts as possible during the 24 hour period.

Since emergencies and natural disasters don’t always happen in the summer, during Winter Field Day frigid winds, icy limbs and bitter cold replace the thunderstorms and blistering heat of summer.

The rules encourage as many contacts on as many bands and modes as possible, because during a real emergency, the most important factor is the ability to communicate, regardless of band, mode or distance.

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