Welcome to Radio Amateurs of Canada’s annual “Field Day”, a preparedness competition to see who can get the most confirmed contacts in 24 hours. The Halifax Amateur Radio Club had no intention of being left out of the fun and opened their doors of their new location at the Hammonds Plains Fire Station to the public, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and other dignitaries to see that amateur radio is alive and well in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
More than 40,000 amateur radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate Amateur Radio’s science, skill and service to their communities and country. This unique service combines emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills, all in a single event. Some of these skills were put to good use during the recent wildfires here in Nova Scotia.