A special event amateur (ham) radio station will be a feature at the Falmouth 300 Festival on May 26, 2018 at the Community Park on Winn Road.
A specially equipped van will be located at the Park which will include radios, a 30’ tower and antennas capable of communicating with other ham radio operators in Maine, the U.S. and all over the world using voice and Morse code transmissions. Special call sign K1F has been authorized for use during the festival.
Local ham radio operators will be available all day to demonstrate the equipment, make contacts with other hams and provide information about ham radio. Work is under way to set up contacts between the special event station and hams in Falmouth, England.
Ham radio operators enjoy talking to and making friends with other hams world-wide. Hams have frequently been instrumental in providing communications during large-scale disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes when other forms of communication (including cell phones) fail. Hams also provide public service communications at events such as marathons.
Stop by the ham station K1F at Community Park on May 26 and see the action yourself.
For more information, please contact
Joe Blinick (ham call K1JB)
If anyone is interested in operating the station, talk to the public about ham radio, or to help out with setup or breakdown, please contact Joe at the address above. Much help will be needed to make this event a success!