Dr. Henry Smith, left, and Schneider Hospital CEO Bernard Wheatley communicate with Spain during the American Radio Relay League Field Day on Saturday in the Tutu Park Mall parking lot on St. Thomas.

ST. THOMAS — Calling all amateur radio enthusiasts. If you’ve ever had an interest in broadcasting, communicating via handheld radio or simply wanting to chat with random folks around the world without having to pay hefty bills, ham radio could be for you.

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) held its annual Field Day around North America, particularly the United States, Virgin Islands and Canada on Saturday where amateur radio technicians from all over the globe picked up their handhelds and made contact in an effort to promote awareness, test signals and recruit new members to their growing community.