Field Day 2017 will again be held at the Albion Fair Grounds Maple Ridge. Field Day activities will be held all across North America by individual Amateurs and Amateur Radio Clubs. The objective of Field Day is to prepare clubs and individuals to be ready to operateof grid in the event of an emergency. All radio activities from HF VHF UHF and DSTAR will be made from radios on battery or generators only. No AC power is used for this exercise. Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club members will begin making contacts at 11:00 hrs June 24 and will finish June 25 at 11:00 hrs.
While this is an exercise of preparedness this is also a annual social event. Club members are encouraged to come by and operate for a while and the public is encouraged to stop by and see what we do as a hobby and what we do as an Emergency Preparedness partner with the City and the Province of BC EMBC.