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Amateur Radio Field Day

According to the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), Field Day is the most popular on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. Always on the fourth full weekend of June, the event draws tens of thousands of amateur radio operators across the country to participate by setting up public demonstrations of the Amateur Radio service.

WHERE: Clay Center Observatory on the

campus of Dexter-Southfield Schools

WHEN: Sat., June 23 to Sun., June 24, 2012.

Public is welcome Sat. 3 pm - 8 pm and Sun. 8 am - 2 pm.

PARTNERS: Waltham Amateur Radio

Association (WARA))

WARA Field Day Web SIte: http://www.wara64.org/fd/2012

Results and photos from 2011: http://www.wara64.org/fd/2011/results.htm

Results and photos from 2010: http://www.wara64.org/fd/2010/results.htm

Results and photos from 2009: http://www.wara64.org/fd/2009/results.html

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS and anyone planning to come for a meal must sign in with this form: <<>>

You-Tube Video of 2010 Field Day: <>

All club members, and their friends and families, are welcomed to participate in the WARA/CC-ARC Field Day (FD). You don't have to be a contest operator or have HF privileges. In fact, you don't even need a license to participate, as you can operate with one of the club's Advanced or Extra class licensees as the control operator. On-site training will be provided.

Goals:

Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Getting new, inactive, and potential hams on the air

Presenting amateur radio to the public, and to Dexter-Southfield students

Demonstrating amateur radio's emergency capabilities to area EMAs

Having fun

Basic Operation Details:

Class 3A

Three HF stations and One VHF station (W1CLA)

GOTA station (W1MHL)

Operation from emergency power - generators & batteries

Computer logging w/ N1MM Logger; training available on-site & possibly in advance

Group meals - per person per meal collection to cover costs

For rules and other information about the ARRL Field Day, click here.

Also in the sidebar to the right, please read the information about meals, overnight logistics, and youth participation.

Anyone interested is welcome to visit the FD site. However, a successful Field Day club operation requires participants willing make a commitment to come for at least part of the weekend, including set-up and/or clean-up. If you would like to participate in Field Day, or would like to find out more about it, please contact Eilif Mikkelsen KB1NYQ or Eliot Mayer W1MJ.

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS and anyone planning to come for a meal must sign in with this form: <<>>


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