Updated on 06/02/2021
Field Day June 26 1800 UTC until June 27 2029 UTC.
Where – West Florence Old Fire Station, on Pine Needle Road just before going over I-95.
The club plans to have a modified Field Day operating for 6 hours Saturday.
No overnight plans.
We have 3 or maybe 4 spots that stations and antennas can be setup. Because of interference from close related antennas, bands and operating frequencies will be assigned to each station.
The club can provide a pop-up shelter, chairs, emergency power and assistance in erecting your antenna.
You furnish the radio station and an Fire Extinguisher if operating on anything other than battery power.
Field Day is an opportunity to test your station’s ability to operate in an emergency, have fun and not how many stations you can work.
Please e-mail me if you plan to setup a station.
The club will setup two meter communication for visitors to “Try Out” Ham Radio.
Bring items for “Show and Tell” related to Ham Radio.
The club plans to setup a table showing interesting related items.
Will need a place card explaining what the item is and does.
We will provided testing for radio licensing and upgrades
If you plan to take advantage of this make sure you have the proper documents. paper work and cost for testing.
And we need to be notified so we can prepare testing material.
There will be drinks and limited “finger food” provided.
There are bathroom facilities and a cool place to visit with each other.
E-MAIL Organizers Contact at bottom of page for more information.
Rules & Regulations
We need a station that will run VHF/UHF that can supply equipment and antennas.
Also meed a station to run Digital.
Organizers Contact for event is below.
Tommy Walker (NG4S)and Bruce Turner (WW4BT), along with help from Jay Hopkins and Lloyd Mitchell (KO4L) will be coordinating this years Field Day Operation.
Tommy ask for a group of 5 minimum that would commit and 5 plus committed to help out that Saturday June 26th.
We discussed a location of the West Florence Fire Station on Hoffmeyer Rd. but it appears that may shift to the fire department annex on Pine Needles Rd.
Dustin Failes (KK4NFG) will be meeting with Lloyd Mitchell (KO4L) and Tommy Walker (NG4S) to see if this site is feasible…
More on this later.
Any Ham is welcome to field day and may transmit on the radios regardless of the license class they hold using the club call and a class of operator allowed on frequency on site.
More later on this
ARRL Field Day June 26-27, 2021
ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.
On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
To contact as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.
Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
Each claimed contact must include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact. Initiation of a contact may be either locally or by remote.
More information will be posted soon!