Paul G. Buescher

By Paul Buescher

Northfield Center Township will become ‘Radio-Active’ during the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd.  Amateur “Ham” Radio operators from the area will be participating in the American Radio Relay Leagues’ (ARRL) annual Field Day event on the Townships’ park grounds around the Townhall.

Field Day is ham radio’s open house and is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

At least three stations are planned to operate simultaneously with the goal of contacting as many other stations throughout the nation and world as possible.

The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Learn how vital worldwide communications can continue during emergency and disaster situations, all without wires, phones, cellphones or Internet!

Boy Scouts from area troops will also be a part of this event by building and maintaining temporary wooden towers to support some of the radio station antennas.  They will also be working towards Radio, Emergency Preparedness, Pioneering, First Aid, and other merit badges.

Remember the Scouts’ motto “Be Prepared.”  See it in action by the Scouts and Amateur Radio for yourselves on Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd at the Northfield Center Townhall grounds.

At Tuesday night’s meeting we approved all of the items that were on our agenda (Attached).