Ted Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor and Founding Director NYU WIRELESS, will be hosting a field day operation in Riner, VA, using his station radio call sign N9NB, (firstname.lastname@example.org), as well as the public for educational demonstrations of amateur radio. There will be demonstrations from some ham radio operators who will be making contacts using morse code (CW), voice, and data under emergency power.
There will be demonstrations using the high-frequency shortwave frequencies with rapidly deployed antennas (these frequencies travel around the world using the ionosphere) as well as VHF and UHF frequencies.
Other demonstrations will include communicating using low earth orbit satellites (LEOs) to other ham operators. Other participants at N9NB Field Day operation include N4HY, Bob McGwire, a professor in electrical engineering at Virginia Tech, and North Carolina high school teacher Nate Moreschi, N4YDU.
Also participating is University of North Carolina college student Tucker McGuire, W4FS. He will be demonstrating satellite and UHF communications with a portable, solar-powered radio system. Newly licensed Jeff Armistead, KN4FEB, will be heading up our “get on the air (GOTA) station” that is available to those interested in making contacts under the supervision of a licensed operator. Gordon Garret, K1GG, will also be assisting with the Morse code and data communication during the weekend.