CARS Field Day 2023

The W4CAR Club is proud to announce our involvement in the annual Field Day event. This year, the W4CAR Club will be conducting Field Day on June 24th at 2PM until the 25th at 2PM at Deep Creek Park, located at 437 George Washington Hwy S, Chesapeake, VA 23323.

Anyone, licensed or unlicensed is welcome to participate in Field Day at Deep Creek Park to continue promoting the importance of ham radio operations!   For more information about the W4CAR Clubs involvement in Field Day, please email  Up to date information is given our weekly net Sunday night net at 8pm EST on the 146.820Mhz repeater located in Chesapeake, Virginia which uses a -0.6Mhz offset and a PL tone of 162.2.


Deep Creek Park
437 George Washington Hwy S
Chesapeake, VA 23323


Field Day Planning Documents


Field Day Background

Field Day is an annual exercise where amateur radio operators from all over the country come together to practice their skills under simulated emergency conditions. During the 24-hour event, participants set up temporary stations and operate under simulated emergency conditions, such as no access to the power grid or traditional communication infrastructure.

The W4CAR Club’s members will be using a variety of equipment and radio frequencies to communicate with other amateur radio operators during the event. This allows them to practice using different types of equipment and developing essential skills that are crucial for emergency communication.

Field Day provides an opportunity for the community to learn about amateur radio and the vital role it plays in emergency response efforts. The W4CAR Club’s involvement in Field Day is just one of the ways they promote and practice their skills, ensuring that they are always ready to respond in case of an emergency.

Visitors are welcome to come and see how the W4CAR Club members operate their equipment and communicate with other amateur radio operators. It is an excellent opportunity for members of the community to learn about ham radio and the essential role it plays in emergency response efforts.