Chico ham radio operators taking part in field day this weekend

It will end 24 hours later on Sunday.

Local amateur operators will be operating from the campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology at 663 Ken Pilkerton Drive in Smyrna.

The LARG Field Day site is at 38668 Sierra Lane, off Rt.

With the advent, and take-over, of cell phones and wireless internet as the most common forms of electronic communication it can be easy to overlook older forms of electronics-even if they are still more reliable than cell or internet communication.

When disaster strikes, amateur radio operators say they can provide a vital service, helping key players communicate during emergencies when other methods may not work.

In addition to demonstrating their skills, both local groups will compete with other Field Day operators in testing their abilities to communicate in emergency situations. More than 35,000 radio amateurs are expected to gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

Russia After Downing of Syrian Warplane Warns US
Russian Federation said it will now treat any aircraft or drones as threats if they operate in any areas west of Euphrates. The ministry said strikes in neighboring Iraq , also part of the USA -led coalition campaign, will go on.

"Our group has grown since a year ago", Fox said. He said the club has around 50 club members listed, though only about a dozen are active. He started working several months ago preparing lists of equipment to be used and establishing committees that will be responsible for various aspects of the exercise. For each, the club will receive points.

The annual Amateur Radio Field Day is a nationwide exercise in emergency communications preparedness.

Field day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the USA and Canada.

Fisher said anyone can become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed operators in the United States from the age of five years to 100 years.

With ham radios, anyone can throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect the radio to a battery-powered transmitter, and commnicate halfway around the world, Kutzko added. The public is invited to come and see ham radio's new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license. Because ham radios are not dependent on the Internet, cell towers or other infrastructure, they work when nothing else is available.

Related News:

  • WaPo: Obama admin 'choked' on Russian Federation , former official says

    WaPo: Obama admin 'choked' on Russian Federation , former official says

    Another measure, the planting of cyberweapons in Russia's infrastructure, was still in the planning stages when Obama left office. At that point, the outlines of the Russian assault on the US election were increasingly apparent.
    Are 'Drake & Josh' really feuding?

    Are 'Drake & Josh' really feuding?

    Peck also shared a photo of himself alongside Stamos and actor Jason Nash , whom he co-starred with on " Drake and Josh ". Once a fandom, always a fandom, which means Drake and Josh fans are going to come through no matter what.
    YouTube Reaches 1.5 Billion Monthly Viewers

    YouTube Reaches 1.5 Billion Monthly Viewers

    Google has also opened a VR180 certification program for other manufacturers who want to join. The videos transition to a VR experience when viewed with Cardboard , Daydream, and PSVR .
  • Henry Cavill's Superman Salary Was Same as Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Pay

    Henry Cavill's Superman Salary Was Same as Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Pay

    With the release of the highly-anticipated film starring Gal Gadot , everyone has caught Wonder Woman fever. Summary: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior.
    Home sales rose in May but buyers face sharply rising prices

    Home sales rose in May but buyers face sharply rising prices

    News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, also operates Realtor.com under license from the National Association of Realtors . That's a 5.8 percent increase in comparison to this time previous year , which saw an unadjusted median sale price of $238,900.
    Red Bull's Max Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice sessions

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice sessions

    Bottas looked to be improving, and went P2 after his initial struggles, but the session was about to be suspended again. The Mexican seemed to get his entry speed all wrong, and hit the kerb with enough force to send him into the barriers.
  • 10 killed, several injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area

    The twin blasts in Parachinar were reported to have occurred in Turi Market near Tal Adda, where a bus terminal is also located. In January, 25 people were killed and 87 others when a bomb tore through a crowded vegetable market in the same city.
    Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

    Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

    He's a known quantity for Chicago as he played with the Blackhawks until 2015 when they dealt him to Columbus in the first place. Dauphin, 22, has played in 32 career games with the Coyotes over the last two seasons, scoring three goals and one assist.
    Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

    Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

    And collision claims in those states are about 3 percent higher than they would have been without legalization, IIHS says. Authors also reported no association between adult use marijuana legalization and the total number of non-fatal crashes.
  • Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

    Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

    New Zealand played on, went down the other end and almost scored, with the Mexicans urging their opponents to stop the game.

    Analyst's Key Ratings: SL Green Realty Corp. (SLG)

    Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) now has a trailing P/E of 28.24 while its forward P/E according to Thomson Reuters is 27.89. The fund owned 148,558 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after selling 37,274 shares during the period.
    Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

    Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

    So emphatic was the host's performance that the only negative was that they did not win by six or seven goals . But Mexican players are not letting Ronaldo's iconic status dominate their strategy.


Most liked

Roger Federer reaches semi-finals at Gerry Weber Open in Halle
Yeah, he's interesting, he plays a bit different from the regular forehand technique we see. He's big and strong and seems super excited to be on tour and he's working hard.

Australian Cops Cancel 590 Speeding Tickets In Wake Of WannaCry Attack
While fines may be cancelled, Neville and Police believe the infected cameras have continued to work accurately. The infection was first revealed by radio station 3AW , which said cameras had been infected via a USB drive.

Stephen Colbert wonders who else could replace the irreplaceable Sean Spicer
That Spicer has become an object of ridicule for "Saturday Night Live" and the late-night shows has not been lost on the right. I've seen the reports", Spicer said. "I don't think a lot of people turn the president down on anything he asks them to do".