Group sponsors Amateur Radio Field Day

Members of the South Central Indiana Comm-unication Support Group will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24 and 25, establishing a temporary ham radio station at The Rock Church at the corner of Rocky Ford and Taylor roads.

The public is invited to watch as the ham radio operators set up a temporary station at 9 a.m. June 24 and begin operating the radio on the air at 2 p.m. that day. A special station will be set up for the public to have a hands-on experience, guided by a licensed ham radio operator.

For more than 100 years, amateur radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people to experiment with electronics and communication techniques and provide free public service to their communities during disasters. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably from almost any location under any conditions to create an independent communication network.