The Elko Amateur Radio Club participates in many events from providing local communications and demonstrations to international contests.
Keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming events.
Field day is always held during the 4th full weekend in June. It is an international contest where operators try to contact as many areas as possible with bonus points for operating with restrictions. The Elko Amateur Radio Club typically operates on solar and batteries with portable antenna systems in a public space so that the public can see and often operate our stations.
You can find out more at http://www.arrl.org/field-day
Skywarn recognition day
Skywarn is a program from the National Weather Service that has volunteers reporting conditions and emergencies during adverse weather and storms. On Skywarn recognition day we set up stations at the Elko NWS building in order to communicate with other weather stations as well as other amateur radio operators. This is on the first Saturday in December.
You can learn about Skywarn at https://www.weather.gov/skywarn/
Warrior of the canyon
Warrior of the Canyon is a bike and foot race up the scenic Lamoille Canyon. The Elko Amateur Radio Club provides communications up the full length of the race at multiple checkpoints in order to ensure the safety of all participants.
Information about this race is at https://www.facebook.com/warriorofthecanyon/
Lamoille canyon hill climb
The Lamoille Canyon Hill Climb is an event by the Elko Velo Cycling Club. It's a hard ride with 2000 ft of elevation change for the bike riders. The Elko Amateur Radio Club provides communication support for this event to help it run smoothly.
Learn more at http://www.elkovelo.com/lamoille-canyon-hill-climb/
Carlin S.t.e.m. Fair
Each year the staff at Carlin Combined School invites professionals from around the area to come in and demonstrate just how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learned in school can be used in real world careers. This is a great event to expose young and eager minds to the science and joy of radio operations.
The Carlin STEM club activities are at http://www.carlin.ecsdnv.net/activities/s_t_e_m
Nevada day parade
The Elko Amateur Radio Club is happy to participate in the Nevada Day parade every year. This is on the third Friday in October. Look for the vehicles with too many antennas on the top.