By John E. Hart
Hoosier Lakes Radio Club Public Information Officer
WARSAW — Field day for the Hoosier Lake Radio Club will be held on June 25 and 26. The purpose of this event is training for radio operators and a demonstration of emergency preparedness in radio communications.
In cases crisis or emergencies, a reliable backup is Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio. It’s just another avenue, another opportunity to be able to communicate. During severe related weather conditions, Ham Radio SkyWarn Operators are always observing and reporting current conditions to the National Weather Service. When power, phones and internet services go down, a battery-powered amateur radio and portable antennas can provide that crucial link to the outside world.
During Field Day, ham radio operators will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. Operators are encouraged to bring in equipment such as antennas, generators, radios and other needed supplies. The public is invited to visit Field Day at the Kosciusko County 4H Fairgrounds.