Since the first ARRL Field Day in 1933, radio amateurs throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). Operations using emergency and alternative power sources are highly encouraged, since electricity and other public infrastructures are often among the first to fail during a natural disaster or severe weather.
W6TRW plans to set up 7 separate stations operating simultaneously on HF through UHF in the park using emergency power generators. We’ll also use solar power, batteries, and satellites for communications and set up a special youth station operated by scouts.
Setup will start on Friday, June 26. Field Day operating will be from 11:00 AM Saturday, June 27 until 11:00 AM Sunday, June 28. Sunday afternoon will be teardown of the towers, antennas, and equipment and cleanup of the site.
All of this can’t happen without a lot of dedicated people. We’re looking for help setting up, operating, and teardown afterwards. If you are interested in participating in Field Day with W6TRW, contact Club President and Field Day Chair Greg Shreve by clicking on the “Contact” tab on the web site and sending your message.
We will have a great event and great activities. Come out and join us and learn what fun amateur radio can be and how to get your amateur radio ‘ham’ license before the next disaster strikes.
More details are on our Field Day page.