Local ham radio operators got to show off their stuff at Field Day in Ramsey over the weekend.
According to Lou Janicek, a Radio Officer for the borough’s Office of Emergency Management, the Field Day is a “national event when ham radio operators set up impromptu stations and try to make as many contacts as possible with other Field Day stations around the US.
Ramsey OEM, and other local ham radio club members gathered in the borough Saturday and Sunday for the event, and were able to make contacts with other operators across the US, in Canada, and in Europe.
Ramsey's OEM described the event on its Facebook page:
This weekend [was] ARRL Amateur Radio Field Day. Ramsey OEM assists local amateur radio operators with this activity by letting them use the sophisticated equipment in the Emergency Operations Center. Field Day is essentially a "Drill" for emergencies. In the event the phone lines go down, amateur radio, will still be up, and amateur radio operators have procedures in place to assist during emergencies.