BARK holds its annual field day
Amateur radio operators in the Trinity Conception region held its annual field day activities on June 22-23.
The field day was held over a 24-hour period staring 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and ending 3:30 p.m. Sunday by the Baccalieu Amateur Radio Klub (BARK) at the Community Centre in Salmon Cove.
Using many types of radios and antennas, local ham operators made over 100 contact around the world during the day long period.
Hams operate from locations using only generated power, which would be the only source of power in an emergency situation.
Operators are the first means of communications in emergen- cies or natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tropical storms and floods.
Many people dropped by during the field day out of curiosity for how the operations worked. The weather held off and BARK is looking forward to next year. Local hams attending the event this year were BARK president VO1 EGH (call sign) George Hopkins, VO1 CDF Don Fraize, VO1 WCT Bill Torraville, VO1 CWP Curtis Pynn, V01 GWR Gerald Rose, VO1 AI Allan Nutio, VO1 NC Billy Harris, V01 ROS Ross Trickett and VO1 NNB Dave.
BARK president George Hopkins makes a connecton during the organization’s annual field day on June 22.
BARK members Gerald Rose (left) and Bill Torraville hold up a sign for the Baccalieu Amateur Radio Klub outside the Salmon Cove Community Centre.