Learn About Ham Radio on Saturday

The USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club is inviting the public to watch a demonstration of its ham radio emergency operations Saturday, June 28. 

A group of radio operators from the radio club will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the nuts and bolts of emergency radio operations. 

The operators will set up ham radio stations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier museum for the public to view. 

“This is the premier radio event of the year,” said Keith Farley, president of the USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club. “It’s a lot of fun to be a part of the USS Hornet Museum and operate our amateur radio club from the ship year round, but to set up our remote stations on the flight deck during this event is exciting and a rare opportunity.”

The event is part of the American Radio Relay League’s nation-wide “Field Day” program. The Hornet Hams will communicate with about 35,000 other radio operators across the country. 

In addition to the outdoor fun and tour, visitors will be allowed to get on the air and test their skills as a radio operator. The USS Hornet Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. General museum admission is required: $16 for adults and $7 for children under 17 years old. 

The ship is located at 707 West Hornet Ave. For more information, visit hornet-arc.us.