CABOT, Ark. (June 23, 2012) - Every emergency communications protocol in the world includes ham radio operator as their back bone.
Ham operators are essential in emergencies such as fires, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami, etc., especially when traditional methods of communication are unavailable It's their technically skilled and fast response that helps save lives.
Today, June 23, is a world contest day for Amateur Radio Operators or (HAMS) to practice making contacts and learning there station capability's in both permanent stations and mobile or portable stations.
The Cabot Small Town Amateur Radio Society (S.T.A.R.S.) Club will be having their annual field day exercise at the Vilonia Fire Station on Saturday and Sunday.
They will start setting up at 8 a.m. today with license testing for Technician, General and Extra being held from 10 a.m. until noon. No walk-ins for testing after 10:30 a.m.
This is a family activity so children are welcome to come learn and even operate under supervision. There will be a few door prizes and members of the Cabot STARS Club will answer any question you might have about radio.
(Source: Cabot STARS Club)