ARES of Delaware County would like to extend an invitation for you to meet the COUNTY amateur radio operators as we participate in the national Field Day event.

Public hours are:

  • Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, between 3pm and 6pm.
  • Sunday, June 23rd, 2024, between 9am and noon.

Hosted at Radnor Township Municipal Building.  Location: 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne PA 19087 (directions listed below)

What we do:

Amateur radio operators provide a critical public service for our community; during times of disaster, we can 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.  Here our operators provide back-up, auxiliary emergency communication support to the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services (DES).

This public service is easily extended during non‚Äźemergency 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, including our new mobile communications trailer.

https://delcoares.net/field-communications/emergency-operations-centers/w3aec-01-eoc-ares-trailer-at-radnor-township-building.

We would love the opportunity to show you our capabilities in person.

Directions

If you are traveling from anywhere in Delaware county, take the blue route I-476 North to exit 13 for St. David's - Villanova.  At the bottom of the ramp, the 2 right hand lanes go straight to King of Prussia Road and right to PA Rt. 30 East.  You'll want to stay in the far left of the 2 left hand lanes to turn onto PA Rt 30 West towards St. David's and Wayne and stay in the left most lane.  You'll pass a traffic light at the other on/off ramp to I-476 Southbound lanes, keep going. 

The next traffic light will be at Radnor-Chester Road, you'll want to make a left hand turn here.  As soon as you complete that turn, make a right-hand turn onto Sinkler Lane.  You'll see a brown sign directing you to the Delaware County Sports Museum, which is also at the township building.  Once you get to Iven Ave, make a left-hand turn at the stop sign.  You'll pass Encke Park on your left and make a left into the entrance.  Make another left onto Creek Drive, and a final left into the lower parking lot. 

The exact location of the trailer is at the far corner of the lower parking lot, along the Ithan Creek and close to the Encke Park baseball field.  

If you have what3words, you can use the location: https://what3words.com/grow.love.towns

If you get lost, you can call the trailer CAT cell phone at 484-644-8108 for assistance or use the W3KG 446.775 Boothwyn repeater. 

For more information on ARES of Delaware County please visit: https://www.delcoares.net/

For more information on ARRL Field Day please visit: https://www.arrl.org/field-day