Are YOU ready for Field Day this weekend? The time is here!
We have a busy schedule set for the weekend:
Friday – Breakfast at 8:30am at Seminole Wind and Antenna Set-up follows at 10am
9am – Radio Station Set-up
10am – Test Session
12pm – Lunch (Firehouse Chili Dogs!)
1pm – Operations Class (how to operate, logging procedures, call sign exchanges)
2pm - 24 hour On-Air event begins
6pm – Supper
2pm On-Air operations end
Clean up EOC and take down antennas, recover station logs
If you haven’t let Dana know you’re coming for lunch or supper on Saturday, there’s still time. The Station Captains are also looking for ops to run the stations for the entire 24 hours. They are:
Marilyn, KK4HHL – HF Voice Station
Terry, N0TW – CW Station
Dewey, KI4RGD – Digital Station
Lowell, NY4D – GOTA
This makes us “3-Foxtrot” class, which is three stations at an EOC. The call signs used will be W4UCJ for the HF voice, CW, and Digital, and the GOTA Station will be NY4D.
Everyone should take the Operations class at 1pm, particularly new operators. Lowell will be teaching you how to operate on HF, how to properly log contacts, and what the exchanges are all about. If you’re feeling ”mic-shy,” this class will help you get over that. You’ll be ready to “Get On The Air.”
We’re operating from the Thomas County Emergency Services Center, located at 1202 Remington Avenue. It’s co-located with the Remington Fire Station. Please use the back parking lot, as the front of the building is closed on weekends. A map to the site can be had here: http://mapq.st/19NbjSK
We hope you and your family will join us for this event. TARC strives to be family friendly at all our events. If you’re new to the hobby, this is a good chance to see what some of the gear looks like, and to learn more about how to properly operate on the air…and its FUN!!
We all hope to see YOU and your family there!