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Field Day 2017

posted Jun 4, 2017, 12:31 PM by K8CY ACARC   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 8:22 AM ]
K8CY will again be hosting our ARRL Field Day at the Geneva Township Garage on June 24-25, 2017. 
Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is welcome to join us at anytime during the event.

Bring some snacks and drinks for yourself and to share if you can. It's supposed to be sunny, so dress appropriately and wear a hat and sunscreen.
Traditionally, several members have cooked breakfast on Sunday morning. Join us and bring a few dollars to donate.
The club is raffling away a new HT. This will be your last opportunity to buy tickets. Tickets are $5.

Schedule of activities. (All times Eastern)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Breakfast will be moved to Mary's Diner at 9:00 AM
  • Setup will begin after breakfast, probably around 10:30 AM
  • Testing will be given Saturday morning at 11:45 AM
  • Field Day Operations start at 2:00 PM 

Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • HT Raffle drawing at 12:00 PM
  • Field Day Operations end at 2:00 PM
  • Cleanup will begin around 2:00 PM

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a camp out, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
Jun 22, 2017, 8:19 AM