Field day for Fresno's Amateur Radio Club

June 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fresno's Amateur Radio Club had a field day Sunday.

The club set up a self-sustained field operation in Clovis to communicate with other radio clubs across the country. Field Day is held every year in June as a way to keep communications open with ham radio users.

Organizers say ham radios may be the only way to stay connected with other resources in isolated areas or after natural disasters..

this is very critical in places where you have major disasters like storms and tornadoes or fires or whatever, we can often be the backbone and provide communication services for state and local police and fire that type of thing," said Ron Hunt, 2013 Field Day Director from the Fresno Amateur Radio Club.

Organizers say they used to host the event at Pine Ridge school.But decided to move it into Clovis in hopes of getting more people involved in the demonstration.

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