The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Saturday, June 28, 2014 as “American Radio Relay League Field Day” in Mecklenburg County, NC.
The proclamation was signed by the Chairman of the County Commission and presented to the Charlotte Amateur Radio Club W4CQ on June 25. Club Vice-President George Lee W4GYL and Secretary Ted Williams KE6QEY were on hand to receive the proclamation.
According to the proclamation, The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners proclaims June 28, 2014 “American Radio Relay League Field Day”
in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and “encourages all Mecklenburg County residents, especially young people who are interested in science, technology, and electronics to engage the Charlotte Amateur Radio Club and participate in the Club’s Field Day exercise at The Salvation Army Division Headquarters at 501 Archdale Drive in Charlotte.”
Field Day is held annually on the last weekend in June. During a 24 hour period, amateur radio operators get together with their local clubs or in groups to operate on the ham bands, make as many contacts as possible and engage the public to educate them on the merits and benefits of amateur radio.
ARRL Field Day 2014 operations will be conducted From 1800 UTC Saturday, June 28 until 2059 UTC Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Salvation Army Division Headquarters located at 501 Archdale Drive in Charlotte, NC. The public and media are invited to attend. Below is a text of the proclamation: Continue reading