Stop by Toledo Port Waterfront – Check out Ham Radio Field Day – Citizen powered emergency communications
Field Day is the one weekend of the year that all the hams in the world strike out into the wilds, set up tents, emergency power, plug in their radios, put up their antennas and run a contest to see who can make the most contacts with other similarly situated hams around the globe.
Lincoln County hams have converged on the Toledo Waterfront to do just that and they’ll be there through 11am Sunday morning sending their signals around the U.S. and perhaps the world.
Hams are the first line of service when everything else fails. In any major emergency, hams play a pivotal role in handling the great “underbelly” of communications as to extent of damage, who needs medical care, inter-community communications as well as contacts to the outside world. Hams allow our local law enforcement and National Guard to concentrate on the bigger issues of medical response, search and rescue, along with food, curbing lawlessness and anything else that comes up.
Those who would like to learn how to become a ham and do your part for what’s necessary to hold a beleaguered community together should stop by the Toledo Waterfront Sunday morning through 11am and watch how it’s done. They’ll tell you how you too can become a big community asset by becoming a ham operator.