North Okaloosa County Amateur Radio operators will participate in a national emergency preparedness exercise, or “Field Day,” this weekend at their club station in Dorcas Fire Department Station 42.
The public can visit the on-air operation this weekend between 1 p.m. Saturday through mid-day Sunday. NOARC members will have at least four stations set up and will talk to other Field Day locations all over the country.
This annual event is held during the last weekend in June, but this year's event is special, organizers said.
“This is the 100th anniversary of our national organization, the Amateur Radio Relay League," NOARC President Bob Walker, N4CU, said.
“We are also marking the 35th anniversary of the founding of the North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club. We invite anyone interested in learning more about Amateur Radio to visit us this weekend."
The location is on Young Deer Creek Road about 8 miles east of Crestview, directly behind the old Mattox Store on Highway 90.