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Field Day Preparations

NFARL is very active during Field Day which is held the last full weekend of June each year.  In 2008, Field Day will be held June 28-29.

ARRL's 2008 Field Day announcement has been released and is available on the ARRL web site.

Steve Knittel -- KC4YBO
Steve Knittel - KC4YBO

The primary purposes of the event are to practice emergency communications skills and demonstrate ham radio to the public.  "We're very excited about giving the community a glimpse into this amazing technology," says NFARL Field Day Co-Captain Steve Knittel (call sign KC4YBO), a 20 year Amateur Radio operator.  "Without plugging into the energy grid, we'll be using batteries, generators, and solar technology to power our equipment and connect with people all over the world."

"This is a huge kick," says NFARL Field Day Co Captain Ian Kahn (call sign AK4IK).  "Last year was my first operating event and the very first response I got back was from Athens, Greece!  I can't wait to see who we reach this year."

Ian Kahn -- AK4IK
Ian Kahn - AK4IK

Member Sean Morgan - K4ZF, who is 16 years old, agrees that meeting people from around the world is a big part of why he enjoys Amateur radio.   "That's something you can't do with a cell phone."

If you've ever wondered how you could communicate without your home phone, cell phone, internet -- or if you think it would be fun to reach out and connect with others around the world -- the North Fulton Amateur Radio League would like you to join them at Field Day, an exciting 24-hour event and the premier operating event for U. S. based ham radio operators.

Activities will take place at Waller Park Extension on Dobbs Road in Roswell from 2:00 PM on Saturday June 28 until 2:00 PM Sunday the 29th.

Talk-in to the site will be on 145.470(-) PL100.

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Contact 2008 FD co-captains Steve Knittel at kc4ybo@nfarl.org or Ian Kahn, AK4IK at ak4ik@nfarl.org for information, to volunteer your services, and to sign up for a time slot. 

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:


BTW, We'll be using the N3FJP software again this year and you can (and should) download a "trial" version of it at:

http://n3fjp.com/FD.htm

Just download the version 2.8 and load it on your machine.  Try typing in some callsigns, making changes after you've hit the ENTER key, etc.  BE PREPARED!!