Chicago Suburban Radio Association
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Field Day 2009
Part 1

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Well, once again it’s time for Field Day. 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 27 and Sunday June 28, 2009 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. The goal is to make as many contacts with other hams operators during the two day event.
The public was invited to stop by and tour the site. CSRA members set up and operated using emergency power and temporary antennas. They also had a solar powered station that can operate indefinitely without any commercial power or fuel for generators.

Field Day is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) the national association for Amateur Radio.

The Chicago Suburban Radio Association has been serving Chicago Hams and radio enthusiasts since the dawn of radio itself! CSRA members have spanned all walks of life from construction workers to lawyers: bankers to broadcasters, teachers to truck drivers. CSRA is the oldest radio club chartered in the State of Illinois and was founded in 1924.

Today there are nearly 700,000 Amateur Radio operators in the United States and more than 2.5 million worldwide.

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