“Radio Hams” at the South Florida Science Museum join in National Deployment
Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 25-26
West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Science Museum will be hosting “hams” who will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators around the United States to practice their emergency capabilities on June 25 and 26.
On the weekend of June 25-26, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Club ham radio operators at the South Florida Science Museum and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, the hams will be demonstrating their emergency communications abilities.
This annual event, called "Field Day" is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Their slogan, "When All Else Fails, Ham Radio Works” is more than just words to the hams as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to www.emergency-radio.org.
The West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio emergency communications at the South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 on Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes. The club also maintains a permanent Amateur Radio station at the Museum that allows visitors to get on the air year round.