For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — also called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster or emergency, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Members of the Lake of the Ozarks Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27th, and 28th. Glenn Commons is the Public Relations Officer with the Lake of the Ozark Amateur Radio Club and he talks about the importance of Ham Radio and the National Field day.

The National Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Lake of the Ozarks Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27th and 28th, at Camdenton City Park on Pam May Drive in Shelter 2 starting around 9 am both days.