Amateur Radio Operators to Participate in National Field Day:

Local amateur radio operators will join the Loveland Emergency Operations Center at the downtown fire station, 401 E. Fifth St., next weekend for a demonstration on volunteer emergency communication teams. Known as “ham” radio operators, volunteer emergency communicators provide backup for thousands of state and local emergency response agencies across the nation, a press release from the Loveland fire department said. On Saturday, June 24, an annual event called “Field Day” will take place in which ham radio operators nationwide set up temporary radio stations in public to show their abilities to work reliably by creating independent communications networks, the release said. The Amateur Radio Relay League’s slogan is “When all else fails, Amateur Radio works,” and it rings true as ham radio operators can send messages in forms without the use of phone systems, internet or other infrastructure that can be compromised during a crisis.

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