Joint BARA - FLARC Portable Day 5/11

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:27

Members of the Fair Lawn and Bergen Amateur Radio Clubs will conduct a training exercise  in the use of alternative sources of electrical power as part of its bi-annual joint exercise between the two clubs.

"Portable Day" will be held on Saturday, May 11th  from 10 AM until 4 PM . The venue will be Memorial Park, Avenue of Heroes/Berdan Avenue  in Fair Lawn. (map: https://goo.gl/maps/DXCY27SLx2GVxhk96 )The event is free and is open to all area amateurs regardless of club affiliation.

Using alternative electrical power sources such as batteries, solar, and generator power, the event helps to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.  Portable Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network.  Ham operators train and prepare to support emergency communications by providing radio links when other communications channels aren't working.

A new addition to the day's activities is the introduction of a radio fox hunt at 11AM around the grounds of Memorial Park and adjacent Memorial Middle School.

For more information contact Ed Efchak at 802-282-6700 (eefchak@gmail.com)  or the local club sites at www.FairLawnARC.org and www.bara.org.