WHAT: Amateur Radio Operators to hold FIELD DAY 2019
WHO: Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club (GCVARC)
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2:00 PM thru Sunday June 23, 2:00 PM (24 hours)
WHERE: Walmart (Field Day 2019 location is grassy area right side of main parking lot entrance 135 Stoneridge Dr, Ruckersville, VA 22968).
The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club (GCVARC) members would like to extend an invitation for you to meet with the Amateur Radio operators of our community as we participate in the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) national Field Day 24 hour event, June 22nd and 23rd at the Walmart open area located in the grassy area on the right side of the parking lot entrance 135 Stoneridge Dr., Ruckersville, VA 22968.
Amateur Radio operators provide a critical public service for our community; during times of disaster we are able to provide reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline. Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and trained in the art and science of radio communication and basic electronics theory, we own and maintain our own communications equipment and are prohibited by federal law from receiving payment for our services. ARRL, our national organization, has built relationships with several served agencies including FEMA, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and many others. This public service is easily extended during non-emergency civic events, such as parades, marathons, and street festivals.
Field Day is our opportunity to show the science, service, and skill we can offer to our community free of charge. We would love the opportunity to show you our capabilities in person.
If you need more information or would like to confirm your visit please contact GCVARC at the email or USPS address listed in the header. We look forward to your visit.
GCVARC President Bill Steo, K4FZE