Amateur Radio Week in Connecticut

21 Jun

Governor Daniel P. Malloy has officially declared June 18-24 “Amateur Radio Week” in Connecticut, and specifically mentions Field Day:

“WHEREAS,  the ARRL Amateur Radio Field Day exercise will take place on June 23-24,
2012 and is a 24 hour emergency encampment exercise and demonstration  of the Radio Amateurs’ skills and readiness to provide self-supporting communications even in fields without further infrastructure;”

The full text of the announcement reads as follows – PDF scan is here (updated courtesy ARRL).

By His Excellency Dannel P. Malloy, Governor: an Official Statement

WHEREAS, Amateur Radio operators are celebrating over a century of the miracle of the human voice broadcast over the airwaves; and

WHEREAS, Amateur Radio has continued to provide a bridge between peoples, societies and countries by creating friendships and the sharing of ideas; and

WHEREAS, Amateur Radio Operators have also provided countless hours of community services throughout these decades; and

WHEREAS, these Amateur Radio Operator’s services are provided wholly uncompensated; and

WHEREAS, the State also recognizes the services Amateur Radio’s people also provide to our many Emergency Response organizations, including local police, fire and ambulance companies; and

WHEREAS, these same individuals have further demonstrated their value in public assistance by providing free radio communications for local parades, bike-a-thons, walk-athons, fairs and other charitable public events; and

WHEREAS, the State of Connecticut recognizes and appreciates the diligence of these ”hams” who also serve as weather spotters in the Skywarn program of the US Government Weather Bureau; and

WHEREAS, the Amateur Radio Operators of Connecticut stood ready to serve their fellow citizens by providing emergency communications in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene and the Winter Storm of October in 2011; and

WHEREAS, the ARRL is the leading organization for Amateur Radio in the USA; and

WHEREAS,  the ARRL Amateur Radio Field Day exercise will take place on June 23-24,
2012 and is a 24 hour emergency encampment exercise and demonstration  of the Radio Amateurs’ skills and readiness to provide self-supporting communications even in fields without further infrastructure; now

THEREFORE, I Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby officially recognize and designate June 18-24, 2012 as
AMATEUR RADIO WEEK In the state of Connecticut

(Signed and Sealed) Dannel P. Malloy, Governor

More info can be found at the ARRL’s website.

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