The Highline Amateur Radio Club (HARC), invites all to observe and participate in the annual ARRL Field Day on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

This free event will run from Noon to 7 p.m. at Marvista Park in Normandy Park (map below).

Field Day is an event sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

The purpose of Field Day is to practice emergency communications preparedness, and to raise public awareness of amateur radio preparedness capabilities in an emergency such as an earthquake.

  • The club will operate three high-frequency (HF) stations capable of worldwide communications (depending some on solar activity), and station dedicated to higher frequencies normally supporting walkietalkie-type distances for local operations.
  • One of the HF stations is intended for “Get on the Air” activities focused at offering an opportunity for visitors to make a contact with a station elsewhere in the country. Club members will assist the visitors.

“Join us for this one-day Emergency Communication Awareness event at Marvista Park, 19990 4th Ave SW, Normandy Park. Free parking and ADA compliant. All are welcome.”

Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

Field Day is Ham Radio’s Open House

Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

Download “What Is Field Day” here (PDF Flier).

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