Sunday, June 28, 2015

Getting to Know the Peconic Amateur Radio Club

Joanna, the boys and I had the pleasure of getting to know members of the Peconic Amateur Radio Club (PARC) at the group's annual field day, held this weekend on the grounds of Horton's Point Lighthouse.

In addition to learning about amateur radio as an interesting hobby, we were given demonstrations on how PARC's Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) helps the Town of Southold by providing emergency communications in times of need, such as extreme weather events and disasters.

As Supervisor, I will stay in regular contact with the folks from PARC to ensure that everything is in place for them when our residents need them most. I'm thankful that they are part of our community and ready to spring into action at a moment's notice.

An extra big thank you to Don Fisher, Jay Buscemi, Dennis Lane, and everyone else who answered all of our questions and helped my son Luca get his first taste of amateur radio, something he has shown a great interest in.

To read more about the PARC, please click here.

To read more about their annual field day event, click here.

For more photos from the event, please click here.