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Every year on the 4th weekend in June amateur radio operators head to the great outdoors for the premiere Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) operating event – Field Day. For a 24-hour period they work in simulated emergency conditions to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible. There are at least two primary goals for Field Day:
Here at NFARL we see Field Day as
"Field Day is a contest where you keep score and also exhibit ham radio
'emergency preparedness' to the general public"
Field Day 2015 falls on June 27-28 this year. We will be going back to the Waller Park Extension – already reserved!
We will again be running 3A (a club station on emergency power with 3 active transmitters).
Last year we tried using blocks of time dedicated to CW, Phone or digital with the swing station. It worked okay but we think we can do better. This year there will again be blocks of time but the operator will be free to choose the mode. The goal is to maximize the number of QSO's on the All Mode Station by using whatever mode or modes the operator is comfortable using.To sign up to operate at the HF stations during Field Day, please click here and fill out the questionnaire. Station captains will contact you to discuss the schedule after they review your input.
Satellite and Six Meter Stations
If you are interested in operating at the satellite and / or the VHF station, click here and fill out the questionnaire. Station captains will contact you to discuss schedule opportunities after they review your questionnaire.
As always we will have a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for new hams or non-hams who would like to take a "test drive."To sign up to operate the GOTA station, click here.
BSA Merit Badge Workshop
We will again offer the ever popular Boy Scout Merit Badge worksession. The workshop is full, but if you are interested in learning more about ham radio, we hope you will drop by Field Day Saturday afternoon to see our operators at work. Also, consider signing up for a session at our GOTA station (see above).
Field Day Contacts
For details on your areas of interest please contact:
|General Information||John K4SQC|
|HF Stations|| Phone Station Captain: Chuck AE4CW
CW Station: Jim W4QO
"All Mode" Station Captains: Wes W3WL & Scott KB4KBS
|GOTA||Station Captains: Bill K4WSW & Mark KK4FOF|
|Satellites||Station Captain: John K4SQC|
|Six Meters||Station Captain is TBD; in the meantime, contact John K4SQC|
|Computer Networking||Joe N7QPP|
|Merit Badge Class||Jon K4WIT|
|Picnic Info and Reservations||Lynn N4MSK firstname.lastname@example.org|
Field Day is always a grand adventure and there is something for everyone to do. We look forward to seeing you at Waller Park Extension the fourth weekend in June. Please come to see and stay to participate.
NFARL's Field Day activities will take place at Waller Park Extension, 160 Dobbs Drive, Roswell.
Talk-in to the site will be on 145.470(-) PL100.
2014 Field Day Web Page
If you would like to see our 2014 Field Day web page, click here.
Last updated June 23, 2015