Members of the Franklin Amateur Radio Club were among the estimated 35,000 “ham” radio operators around the world who took part in the annual American Radio Relay League’s Field Day on Saturday, June 25.
Begun in 1933, amateur radio operators throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents, in remote areas, to operations inside emergency operations centers. The Franklin club operated from Tassee Shelter on the Greenway.
The local club members contacted other hams throughout the day although atmospheric conditions limited long distance contacts. The furthest contact made was with a station in Ontario.