4540 South County Trail, Charlestown RI 02813

EOC/ Communications Team (HAM)

The Town of Charlestown and The State of Rhode Island have ramped up their back-up plans. HAM Radio is becoming a vital link in the Emergency Management Communication scheme of things.  Lets all learn from the lessons of Hurricane Katrina.

EOC/HRT (Ham Radio Team)

Amateur Radio's Frederick "Bud" Cooney w/ FCC General License ID- K1RKJ
Amateur Radio's Frederick "Bud" Cooney w/ FCC General License ID- K1RKJ

The Charlestown EOC/ Emergency Operations Center is supported by a "Team" of volunteers who are familiar with ARES, MARS, RACES and/or SKYWARN.

All EOC/ HRT members have picture ID Cards and have passed local criminal background checks.

All EOC/ HRT members possess FCC Radio Licenses to operate HAM Radio in a support capacity before/during/after an Emergency Situation.

Check out Charlestown's/ Emergency Management Sub-Section to learn more.


FCC "Call Sign" Look-Up:

Link courtesy of ARRL/ American Radio Relay League.


ARRL Field Day Weekend

Fourth "Full Weekend" in June each year.

Saturday/Sunday June 24/25, 2017

Follow the signs to our location in Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise, widely sponsored by IARU regions and member organizations, encouraging emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators.

In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 30,000 operators participating each year.

Since the first ARRL Field Day in 1933, radio amateurs throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs).

Operations using emergency and alternative power sources are highly encouraged, since electricity and other public infrastructures are often among the first to fail during a natural disaster or severe weather.

To determine the effectiveness of the exercise and of each participant's operations, there is an integrated contesting component, and many clubs also engage in concurrent leisure activities (camping out, cookouts, etc.).

Operations typically last a continuous twenty-four hours, requiring scheduled relief operators to keep stations on the air.

Additional contest points are awarded for experimenting with unusual modes, making contacts via satellite, and involving youth in the activity.

Source is Wilkepedia.


Click the link below to learn more about Field Day Weekend at the ARRL/Amateur Radio Relay League's Website.


Click the link below to find a - PUBLIC - Field Day Location.