Good morning everyone!
As you are all aware I’m sure, this is Field Day weekend. What is Field Day? I’m sure we have some new hams that isn’t sure:
This weekend Saturday 9 to 10 AM to Sunday morning/early afternoon, CARS will be conducting Field Day exercises at Deep Creek Locks Park (300 Luray St, Chesapeake, VA 23323)
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 campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
Saturday morning at 9 we need a few folks to help us load up equipment, etc. that will be taking out to Deep Creek Locks park. With the iffy morning weather conditions if we have any club members with trucks with camper shells, or suv’s etc, that would be greatly appreciated if you could meet us at the shack so we can load up the radios, antenna’s, computers, generators, etc. and protect these items from the elements.
Park should be open between 9 and 9:30. As stated in previous meetings, CARS is providing lunch to everyone who helps with set up, etc. Dinner money was supposed to already have been turned into Bill and Paul has the list of those who paid for dinner. If you have any questions about the food, or your dinner order, please contact Paul, K4PRB, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill and myself will be at the shack Friday evening at 7:30 PM to quickly go over the computers and make sure we have everything we need for setting up the network on Saturday.
Unfortunately, a few of our members will either be out of town with family, or work will call folks away who will not be able to stay during the entire event, however, please come out and support the club’s efforts to demonstrate our ability to communicate during emergency conditions to the fine folks at the City of Chesapeake.
If you want to try your hands at HF Communications then this is a great time to do so. Hope everyone can come out and enjoy a weekend of amateur radio!
If you are not in our area but want to find a local club Field Day site near you, check out the ARRL Field Day located, at http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator