Field Day 2019
Dr. Antonis Papatsaras, President SFRC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 22/23 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service
San Francisco -- 22 June 2019: The San Francisco Radio Club (SFRC) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Fort Mason. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. No prior experience is necessary. SFRC will have stations set up for demonstration and use. The event operates continuously from 11AM Saturday and until 7pm that night.
For 103 years, SFRC has provided education, mentorship, and licensing for people from all walks of life. SFRC’s Field Day gives the public an opportunity to experiment with electronics, communications techniques, and get on the air. We also provide a free public service for the City of San Francisco during a disaster by maintaining equipment, skills, and coordinating drills with local public disaster response services. Field Day demonstrates the core of Amateur Radio, science and service: working reliably under any conditions from almost any location to create an independent communications network.
"We live in a very vulnerable geographical area", said San Francisco Radio Club President, Dr. Antonis Papatsaras, AA6PP. "The Bay Area is the place where 7 minor and major faults converge; earthquakes are happening daily. At the same time our planet's climate is changing and the devastation left behind from the Tubbs and Paradise fires the past two years is still imprinted on our minds. When such emergencies arise traditional infrastructure fails. Having the knowledge to setup a communications network, pass important messages to critical services such as the Fire and Police forces, or locate people with direction finding techniques can be proved lifesaving".
Amateur radio remains one of the best ways for people, young and old, to learn about electronics, physics, and meteorology. Throughout history our hobby was often the spark for many wonderful inventions. Today we are driving digital innovation. Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 800,000 licensed operators in the United States, known as HAMS. SFRC owns and operates station W6PW and meets on the 3rd Friday of the month. Everyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. Visit our web site for more information about our club: www.sfarc.org and for amateur radio in general visit: www.arrl.org.
For Field Day information contact us at: https://www.sfarc.org/contact-us.html
The San Francisco Amateur Radio Club (SFRC) was formed in 1909 by a handful of radio enthusiasts with the objective of exchanging messages over the air. In 1916 the president at time, Henry W. Dickow (6HD), founded the club and published the first Yearbook. Today, 100 years later, the SFRC continues to operate as a not-for-profit Amateur Radio Club serving the city of San Francisco and the community. www.sfarc.org