BARK holds its an­nual field day

The Compass - - OPINION -

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.

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