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ARRL Field Day June 26-27, 2021

June 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Updated on 06/26/2021

Come out and check out the Florence Amateur Radio Club Field Day Operations at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road.

Simulated Emergency Communications Operations begin at 2 PM.

Updated on 06/23/2021

Field Day June, 26 Saturday and Sunday 27:
Object:   To work as many stations on HF as possible and in doing so learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.
A premium is placed on developing skills to meet the challenges of emergency preparedness as well as to acquaint  the general public with the capabilities of amateur radio.

 

Our Florence Amateur Radio Club is not setup to be contest competitive but give operators the opportunity to setup their equipment to see if they and their equipment is complete and ready for emergency deployment.  Each participating station must supply a complete station.  If you find some component is missing we will try to loan you the missing part.
You can use the Field Day experience to learn what components you are missing in your station.
We have a possibility of four sites for stations and antennas.
 

Site location is in the Old Fire Station on Pine Needles Road just before going over I-95 overhead bridge.

We will operate for 6 hours stating 26 June at 1800Z until June 27 0100Z.

 

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. 

 

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.
Come to enjoy friends and talk “HAM
RADIO”. 


Hope to see you…….Tommy…..NG4S

 

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

https://www.arrl.org/field-day

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.

  • Objective

    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!

http://www.arrl.org/field-day

 

 

ARRL Field Day June 26-27, 2021

Details

Start:
June 26, 2021
End:
June 27, 2021
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Venue

West Florence Fire Department Annex Building
3379 Pine Needles Road
Florence, SC 29501 United States
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