ARRL National Field Day 2016

San Benito County radio amateurs will hold a field day at Gilroy on 25-26 June 2016, to coincide with the ARRL National Field Day Event.

The group are educating by exploring the question of communication when their is no cell phone signal if in the case of power outages.

Field Day is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend; no license is needed to join in on the fun. The San Benito County Amateur Radio Association, along with the Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club and the Morgan Hill Amateur Radio Society, will be setting up at the TEEC building at Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy, and will be operating from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Stations will be set up that will enable people to talk to faraway places like Illinois, and Canada (examples of contacts made last year).  Radios that can make international and space (International Space Station, amateur radio satellites) contacts will be set up as well.

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