Field Day 2018 is almost here!

It’s that favorite time of the year for all US Hams, Field Day 2018 weekend is here!

The weekend of June 23/24th at the Deep Creek Lock Park. Directions for the park are on the club calendar.

Field Day on air activities officially start at 2PM and the club will probably operate through 10AM Sunday morning. Setup will commence at 8AM.

We have invited the Smithfield club, Western Tidewater Radio Association (WT4RA), to come join us as they are not running their own Field Day event this year. So we expect to have some new faces that our newer members may not have met, but they have a lot of experienced amateurs and we are sure to have a great time operating together.

The club is providing lunch for all participants at noon and we will have dinner that’s $15 per person. This is a catered dinner.

June 10th is the deadline for letting us know who will be attending lunch as well as if you and/or guests will be having dinner. Dinner monies need to be received no later than June 17th.

This is important. If you do not register as wanting dinner, there will not be food for you so make sure you inform us ASAP that you will want to eat a fantastic dinner and if you have guests joining you. We have to have an accurate count to know how many dinners to provide.

Monday’s club meeting we will start taking this information. You can also send an email for the reservations to Monday’s meeting will be dedicated to Field Day preparation and planning so we hope everyone can attend that wants to help out.

Also plan your Field Day kit. Bug spray, sunscreen, comfortable chair, etc.

Any general Field Day questions can be directed to Mike, KK4OXH at

Please make sure to pay attention to updates shared on the club website. You can also join the clubs email reflector as a way to make sure you get notices. Details for signing up for the reflector is on the club website. Look for reflector tab at top of the page.

Look forward to a fun and enjoyable Field Day. Come out and help make it a fun and successful event. It’s our best time of year to show City of Chesapeake officials how we can quickly set up and provide communications assistance in the event of a manmade or natural disaster. Remember, June starts hurricane season.


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