Whoo! In celebration of ARRL Field Day this weekend, NYC Resistor is having a ham radio party on Saturday! MAKE’s thrown in some awesome door prizes: 3 copies of Make: Electronics, 3 copies of Getting Started With Arduino, 3 copies of MAKE Volume 22, and 1 Make: Components Pack 1.

ARRL Field Day is June 26-27th, it is a national event during which radio operators promote ham radio by setting up stations and transmitting in parking lots, open fields, etc. To celebrate, we are throwing a ham radio party where we will be making contacts, giving demos, and dancing. Remember, hams were some of the original hackers.

Preparty Class: 6pm-8pm: Learn to Solder by Building an Arduino Morse Code Oscillator, cost $90, register.


8:00pm – 1am: Transmitting on the HF Bands

TBD: Talking to Satellites

8:30pm: Old School Radio Goes New School Digital

9:15pm: Scanning Fun, listening on local fire departments, police departments, zoos, parks, lifeguards, and airport frequencies

10:00pm: Powering a Lightbulb with Radio Waves

11:00pm-1:00am: Ham Radio Dance Party, Dj Eric Beug will remix beats live out of transmissions made by ham radio operators sitting on the stage

Door Prizes: Like all ham events we will be giving away awesome door prizes from MakerBot Industries 3-D printers, Adafruit Industries, and Make Magazine.

Ham radio party

June 26, 8pm-1am

NYC Resistor, 87 3rd Ave., 4th FL., Brooklyn, NY

$Free, but BYOB

RSVP (18+)