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Field Day 2023

June 24, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - June 25, 2023 @ 5:00 PM


Members of the Eastern Panhandle Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national amateur radio Field Day exercise, June 24 – 25 at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College 13650 Apple Harvest Dr, Martinsburg, WV. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of amateur radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. 

Field Day is a showcase for how amateur radio works reliably under any conditions from almost any location to create an independent communications network. “Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with laptops or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of amateur radio during a communications outage,” says Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, spokesperson for ARRL The national association for Amateur Radio®, (www.arrl.org), which represents amateur (or “ham”) radio operators across the country. “In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters or emergencies if the standard communication infrastructure goes down,” Inderbitzen adds. Anyone may become a licensed amateur radio operator. There are more than 750,000 licensed hams in the United States of all ages. And with clubs such as EPARC, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Berkeley County, WV. 

Interested in getting tested for your ham radio license or upgrading your class? The EPARC VE team will be conducting an exam session before field day: Click here for details

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June 24, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
June 25, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
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Eastern Panhandle Amateur Radio Club (EPARC)


Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
13650 Apple Harvest Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25403 United States
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