FLARC to celebrate Earth Day at Paterson Great Falls

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 23:23

The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) will again partner with the National Park Service with a special event amateur radio station to be held at the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson, NJ.

The event will be held on Monday April 29th at the National Park Service location at Mary Ellen Kramer Park, entrance along Maple Street, Paterson, NJ from 9AM until 4PM.   (map: https://goo.gl/maps/2ZfKNb2nETP2 ) The event is part of a larger celebration sponsored by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy and the National Park Service.

The club's special event callsign (W2E) is to commemorate "Water To Electricity" and the vision behind Alexander Hamilton's transformation of the Passaic River to turn Paterson into the first planned industrial city in America by taming the power of water. For the fourth consecutive year, the club will be a partner in this event.  Expected frequencies are 14.245 14.045 7.245 and 7.045. 

Hundreds of area students will converge on the Historical Park for educational activities and will gain exposure to the fun and benefits of amateur radio at the same time.  Participants in addition to The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will include The Paterson Museum, The Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER Academy of  Paterson), The Green Club from the STEM Academy at John F. Kennedy High School, The Great Swamp Watershed Association, the Bergen County Zoo, and New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors. 

The event is free and open to the public.  

For more information, please visit the club's website at www.fairlawnarc.org or call 201-791-3841 or the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park website at www.nps.gov/pagr or 973-523-0370.