The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate the use of laser, satellite, and solar power for communications during emergency situations, Saturday June 25th through Sunday June 26th starting at 1pm Saturday. This event is part of the annual worldwide Amateur Radio field day exercise.

The public will be able to try and make contact with others around the world using the latest technology in “ham radio” communication.

This event is the largest and most public “open house” of the year.

Scout units are invited to learn about amateur radio and work toward
their communications merit badge.

The Southwest Amateur Radio Club will be set up on the West side of the American Red
Cross Southern Missouri Region offices at West Bypass and West Division.

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When: 1:00 pm, June 25th ­ 1:00 pm, June 26th. (Set up begins at 10:00 am on June 25th.)

Where: See map below or at http://www.arrl.org/field­day­locator.

What to see/hear: Amateur Radio Operators (or “hams”) setting up equipment and antennas, radio transmissions,

Public information table available for non-­licensed people and the media to try radio for the first time!

Media: Reporters are invited to try the “Get On the Air” station and record their own radio traffic!

Note: This is a 24 hour event. Operators will be on site and on the air early Sunday morning.