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Well folks once again it's time for Field Day. We all know Field Day. It is when Members of the Chicago Suburban Radio Association (CSRA) put their emergency communication skills to the test when they participated in Field Day on Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29, 2008 in Veteran's Park in North Riverside, Illinois. The annual preparedness exercise brings together Amateur Radio operators from throughout North and South America who are committed to assisting their communities in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Field Day is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for Amateur Radio.

Field Day is designed to test operators' abilities to set up and operate stations in the field under emergency conditions, such as the loss of commercial electricity. During the weekend, radio operators try to contact as many other Field Day stations as possible, simulating the fast on-air skills needed to assist local officials and served agencies during an emergency.

THE CSRA...

has been serving Chicago area hams and radio enthusiasts since the dawn of radio itself! Their membership over the years lists well into the thousands. Many of these members were taught the Amateur Radio theory and Morse Code by fellow CSRA members. Their members have spanned all walks of life, from construction workers to lawyers; bankers to broadcasters and everyone in between. For 80 years, Chicagoland men, women and children from age 9 to 90 have called the CSRA their radio club!

CSRA is one of the oldest radio clubs chartered in the State of Illinois and has been affiliated with the American Radio Relay League for over 70 years. Building on this rich history, CSRA looks to the future with eyes on fresh ideas and emerging technologies.

Ham radio is the premier high-tech hobby. It's enjoyed by people from all walks of life from around the world. The rules for becoming an amateur (ham) radio operator vary from country to country around the world.

Using even the simplest of radio setups and antennas, amateurs communicate with each other for fun, during emergencies, and even in contests. They handle messages for police and other public service organizations during all kinds of emergencies including:

Hurricanes

Earthquakes

Tornadoes and floods

Motorist accidents

Fires and chemical spills

Search and rescues


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                                  Radio Association's
                                           http://www.csraham.com

Field Day

Veteran's Park
North Riverside, Illinois

12pm
Saturday June 28, 2008

To

12pm

                               Sunday June 29, 2008


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