FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Keith Farley
USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club To Hold June 28 Field Day Event in Alameda
On Saturday, June 28, 2014, the historic USS Hornet’s radio club will demonstrate ham radio emergency
operations — and the public is invited to visit.
ALAMEDA, CALIF. — Beginning Saturday morning, June 28, 2014, a group of radio operators from the USS
Hornet Amateur Radio Club will be setting up ham 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 favorite for generations, is not only educational, but a learning
experience for the whole family — and the public is encouraged to visit and get on the air!
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
“This is the premier radio event of the year,” said Keith Farley, president of the USS Hornet Amateur Radio
“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
“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,” Farley added.
The Hornet Hams will have an array of radio stations operating, some on battery power and some on
generator or even solar power. 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.us/.
Be sure to visit the Hornet Hams at the USS Hornet Museum ship docked in Alameda. The ship will be open
from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. General museum admission is required: $16 for adults and $7 for kids under
17 years old. The museum ship is located at 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Alameda, CA.