When All Else Fails – Amateur Radio
I will be participating in Amateur Radio “Field Day” 2010 with the C3i group – http://www.ac4xq.net in a local park in South Fort Lauderdale. We will very likely be operating as AC4XQ … please look for us on the bands on the June 25th, 26th, 27th.
Example of Field Day (not us, but you get the idea…)
Even if you are not a licensed “ham” Amateur Radio Operator … if you have a radio capable of SSB MF and HF frequencies … you might just tune around (get a list of amateur radio frequencies) and listen in for us!
Get that right here: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Hambands_color.pdf
* We will be literally “In The Field” that weekend … Past the Yachts and Boats on “Marina Mile” a.k.a. State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale … Past 441, Past the Florida Turnpike, Past the Sawgrass Expressway … we will not be “Out of the Woods Yet” until late Sunday / Monday. Out off the old “Alligator Alley” and at the Western Edge of Civilization in many parts of Broward County. (The Western Edge of Civilization just south of the location has moved a bit further west, about 5 miles further, in areas such as Weston and all the way down to Homestead, Florida.)
* We will operated Emergency Power … we will have Generators … we will have GOOD FOOD! Oh that last one was the best part. But we will be demonstrating what private amateur radio operators are capable of … in setting up Field Operations for Communications … using no Commercial Infrastructure. We have to set up in so many hours, we cannot start operating before a certain time, and we will try to log as many worldwide contacts as we can in the alloted time frame.
73 de KA4UDX,