Chuck Dilts, President of The Marshall County Amateur Radio Club has extended an invitation to the public to meet with the Amateur Radio operators of the Marshall County community as they participate in the Worldwide Winter Field Day event, at the Cornerstone Church located at 11525 State Road 10, Argos. The twenty-four-hour event starts at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 29 and runs till 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 30.
Amateur Radio operators provide a critical public service for our community; during times of disaster, they can provide reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline.
Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and trained in the art and science of radio communication and basic electronics theory, they own and maintain our own communications equipment and are prohibited by federal law from receiving payment for their services.
ARRL, is their national organization and has built relationships with several served agencies including FEMA, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and many others.
This public service is easily extended during non-emergency civic events, such as parades, marathons, and street festivals.
Field Day is the chance to show the science, service, and skill they can offer to our community free of charge.
Due to the event being at the Cornerstone Church, they will not be operating during Sunday School or the Church Service. The best time to see how they operate is on Saturday the 29 from 5-8pm. This is the time of their highest membership.
Along with this 24-hour event they also provide food and additional information about Ham radio, the Marshall County Amateur Radio Club, and the Marshall County ARES / RACES Team.
Bring the family and see if you can make a contact over the airwaves.