FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club To Hold
June 22 Field Day Event in Alameda
On Saturday, June 22, 2013, the historic ship’s radio club will demonstrate ham radio emergency operations — and
the public is invited to visit.
ALAMEDA, CALIF. — Beginning Saturday morning, June 22, 2013, a group of “ham” radio operators from the USS
HORNET MUSEUM SHIP will be setting up a host of amateur radio stations on the flight deck of the museum ship,
providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the nuts and bolts of emergency radio operations.
The event, which has been a family-fun favorite for generations, is not only educational, but a hands-on experience for
the whole family — and the public is encouraged to visit and participate.
As part of the American Radio Relay League’s nation-wide “Field Day,” the Hornet Hams will be communicating with
some 35,000 other radio operators across the country. Field Day has been an outdoor fixture for amateur radio
enthusiasts since 1933 — and is always open to the public. In fact, kids and adults alike are encouraged to visit field
day stations and "get on the air," trying their hand at real ham radio operations.
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." He added, “Setting
up radio stations on field day and talking with people from near and far is seriously good family fun, and a great way to
see amateur radio in action.”
The Hornet Hams will have an array of radio stations, some on battery and some on generator power, on the bow of
the aircraft carrier museum ship, which is located at 750 W. Hornet Avenue, Alameda, CA. In addition to the outdoor
fun, tours of the club’s on-board radio room will also be given. Find out more about the radio club at http://hornet-arc.
Be sure to visit the Hornet Hams at the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda. The ship will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:
00 p.m, and everyone is invited for a tour of the ship and to visit the Hornet Ham’s radio operators on the flight deck.
General museum admission is required: $16 for adults and $7 for kids under 17 years old.