ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency,
as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.
What is the ARRL?
The American Radio Relay League is the 150,000+ member national association for Amateur Radio in the USA.
ARRL is the primary source of information about what is going on in ham radio. It provides books, news, support and information for individuals and clubs, special events, continuing education classes and other benefits for its members.
What is Amateur Radio
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it’s grown into a worldwide community of license operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications technology. Its people range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are just normal folks like you and me who enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on commercial systems.
The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment, but can create whole new ways to do things.
The Paulden Community Holiday Dinner is an Annual Event that provides a free dinner to the residents of Paulden. . The dinner is sponsored by Paulden Churches United partnering with the Paulden Area Community Organization and others in the community. Paulden Churches United is an organization of local churches in partnership with others in the community to provide services to the community that would otherwise not be possible. Dinner is served from 2 pm to 4pm. The menu includes turkey and ham with side dishes that may include potatoes, vegetables and salad. Dessert and drinks are also provided. Volunteers and Donations of food or money are always appreciated. We ask that if you wish to bring an item to share, you contact us two weeks in advance at email@example.com or @ 928-458-5106. This year the dinner will be held December 20th at the Paulden Community Center, 24050 Marblehead Avenue, (the corner of State Hwy. 89 and Big Chino Road.)
There was a grass fire in Paulden on Runway Road off of Big Springs Ranch Rd. It burned the field of grass. Some one was burning tumble weeds and lit the field on fire. The fire most likely would of not spread but Chino Valley Fire Dept respond with Two Engines and a Chief. At this time (2:35 pm on 2/19/2014) there is no other information. The fire is out.
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Paulden may be a small town but citizens still have concerns about crime in their community. Thursday night they will have the opportunity to talk to law enforcement representatives face-to-face at a community meeting. Read more……
PACO encourages you to support the Paulden Church United Back-to-School Event, currently scheduled for July 19 2014. The event will provide school supplies to Paulden children, no matter where they attend school. Supplies include backpacks, pencils, pens, notebooks, colored pencils, 3- Ring Binders and any other items a child might need for school this year. If you wish to donate items or have any questions call Terri McPherson or message Paulden Churches United on their Facebook page at http://ift.tt/1bdr1n2.
The Church’s need any items that you can donate to this cause please drop them at any PACO meeting or Call Terri 928 636 2272.