The Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Service held a field day at Marylhurst Heights Park for 24 continuous hours on June 28th. The park was transformed with wire antennas, batteries, solar cells, and radios. This marathon drill was to simulate a catastrophic disaster that would render traditional communications (land lines, cell phones, internet, emergency dispatch) crippled. These amateur radio operators would serve as dispatch and relay important communications around our community. Below are some pictures from the field day event. To learn more about the CERT and Amateur Radio Emergency Service, click here.