Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Communication Corps ARRL Field Day 2007
Amateur Radio operators joined together this past weekend at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown, DE for the annual American Radio Relay League Field Day. This year was unlike other field day of the past. This year, special dignitaries including Governor Ruth Ann Minner, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security David Mitchell, Sussex County Administrator David Baker, and Georgetown Mayor Mike Wyatt participated in the event. Both the Governor and Secretary called CQ on the radio to the thousands of radio operators from around the world for this special event.
Also in attendence was the Delaware State Police and Delaware Army National Guard which brought out their communications equipment to test interoperability with amateur radio operators. Using everything from voice, to Morse Code, to e-mail over radio, amateurs were able to pass messages all around the world during the 24-hour simulated emergency exercise.
During Field Day 2007, the State of Delaware, Sussex County, and City of Georgetown wrote proclamations for June 2007 as Amateur Radio Awareness Month. Amateur Radio operators across the state were regarded as the necessary communication assets when all other means of communication fail.
Click the slideshow above for pictures of the event!