Invitation for a National Field Day Event hosted by the Sierra Amateur Radio Club: The Sierra Amateur Radio Club would like to extend an invitation for you to meet with the Amateur Radio operators of our community as we participate in the national Field Day event, held between 11 AM Saturday and 11 AM Sunday, June 23 and 24, at the China Lake Museum, located at 130 E Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest. . Amateur Radio operators provide a critical public service for our community; during times of disaster, we are able to provide reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline. Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and trained in the art and science of radio communication and basic electronics theory, we own and maintain our own communications equipment and are prohibited by federal law from receiving payment for our services. ARRL, our national organization, has built relationships with several served agencies including FEMA, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and many others. This public service is easily extended during non-emergency civic events, such as parades, marathons, and street festivals. Field Day is our chance to show the science, service and skill we can offer to our community free of charge. We would love the opportunity to show you our capabilities in person. We look forward to seeing you there.