Thermal Belt Amateur Radio Club to compete in worldwide event

Published 11:35 am Thursday, June 13, 2024

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TRYON—The Thermal Belt Amateur Radio Club, a 501c3 organization based out of Tryon, will be competing in the American Radio Relay League Field Day event on June 22 and June 23. 

The American Radio Relay League sponsors a worldwide event twice a year.

The Thermal Belt Amateur Radio Club invites the community to visit as they compete at the American Legion Post 250 at 43 Depot Street in Tryon. The group will discuss how important radio communications are in today’s world and demonstrate some examples of emergency preparedness kits. It will also be demonstrating RF communications in high-frequency bands, 2-meter bands, 70 cm bands, Morse code communications, and data modes.

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The contest begins on June 22 at 1 p.m. Thermal Belt Amateur Radio Club will conduct operations for 24 hours and make contacts around the world. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to other stations and learn about radio communications.  

All are invited to see what the Thermal Belt Amateur Radio Club has to offer to the community in the event of a national disaster and to generally have fun. To learn more, email President Chad Hightower at


Submitted by Chad Hightower