Franklin area Amateur Radio Operators, commonly referred to as Hams, will join with thousands of others across the nation to practice and demonstrate their emergency communications capabilities. Over this past year weather related and other major disasters have proven that often Ham Radio was the only reliable means of communications avaliable to report on and assist first responders.
On June 23, the public will have an opportunity to meet and talk to Franklin’s Ham Radio operatiors as they participate in Field Day. Local Hams will string up antennas and set up emergency radio stations at the Tassee Shelter on the Greenway, which is located on Ulco Drive, just across the street from the Shaw lumber yard. In addition to voice and Morse code operations, some of the newest digital modes of communications will also be demonstrated.