HAM radio field day in Ashwaubenon (2009) - K9EAM
ASHWAUBENON — Thousands of amateur radio operators this weekend are
demonstrating their abilities to provide emergency communications in the
event of a crisis.
The annual nationwide Field Day aims to promote HAM radio and help
people understand how to create their own amateur broadcasts.
The Green Bay Mike and Key Club organized a demonstration for the public
on the use of amateur radio Saturday afternoon at Ashwaubomay Park.
Some relief organizations and government agencies rely on ham radio to
broadcast emergency communications to the public in the event of failing
phone systems, Internet or other modern communications. There are
around 660,000 amateur radio enthusiasts in the United States, according
to the National Association for Amateur Radio.
As covered by the Green Bay Press Gazette, a local newspaper.