BARK holds its annual field day
Amateur radio operators in this region held their annual amateur field day activities on June 23-24. Field day runs from 3:30 p.m. Saturday till 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the last full weekend in June.
Hams operate from locations where electrical power is non-existent and operate on generated power which would be the only source under emergency situations.
During emergencies or natural disasters such as hurricanes, tropical storms and floods, hams often provides the first means of communications from the affected areas.
Set up in a 24-foot travel trailer on Victoria Ridge , VO1BRK, the Baccalieu Amateur Radio Klub call sign, utilizing many types of radios and antennas, local hams made over 100 contacts all over the world during their 24-hour stint.
Many people dropped by out of curiosity to see how the operations worked.
Local HAMS that attended were VOI EGH ( BARK pres), VOI CBS, VO1 CDF , VO1WCT. VO1CWP, VO1AX ,VO1GWR, VO1AI , VO1NC, and VO1ROS.
We look forward to next year.
— Submitted by Ross Trickett
Baccalieu Amateur Radio Klub members (from left) VO1 ROS Ross Trickett, VO1 AX Mike Ryan, VO1 AI Allan Nutio, and VO1 CWP Curtis Pynn take a breather from the mike during Field Day activities on June 23-24.
VO1 AX Mike Ryan, VO1 WCT Bill Torraville, VO1 CBS Boyd Snow, and VO1 CDF Don Fraize set up operations.