The Holland ARC is pleased to announce our invitation to the general public, associates, and friends of HARC to please join us for Field Day! K8DAA will be on the air and operating from East Saugatuck Community Park for the upcoming ARRL Field Day which is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th! All are welcome to attend as you do not need to be a ham or even a club member to enjoy this event.
The radio club encourages anyone to visit any of the participating ARRL Field Day sites around the country to join in on the radio fun and fellowship of this amazing contest that many hams are a part of. The club may need your help at the radio controls, work the microphone, log some contacts, and have a chance to speak with fellow hams on a variety of subjects radio related, and even make some new friends along the way with the experience and thrill of hearing those distant radio stations come through with the medium and magic of wireless communications!
The stations at Field Day using the K8DAA club call will be part of literally hundreds of other participating ARRL FD sites across the USA and Canada to compete in this fun 24 hour encampment of communications using nothing more than HAM radio, simple antennas, emergency power, and the knowledge and skill of friendly club operators on hand to welcome you on board when you visit the park with us.
Please abide by the park rules while attending FD. Arriving pets should be leashed and under your direct control at all times. Field Day visitors vary in age and have different skill levels. Parents are asked to keep your children supervised as we do not wish for any accidents to occur from lack of supervision.
What to expect at Field day this year!! See below:
FD SAFETY OFFICERS – arriving stations will be checked to ensure good RF & Electrical Safety is in play.
FD SECURITY OFFICER works directly with FD Safety Officers and provides overall park security.
GOTA STATION will be manned this year and making contacts. Get on the Air.
6 PRIMARY HF STATIONS using the modes of CW, SSB, PSK31, for (6A) status.
A YOUTH FOX HUNT is scheduled for SATURDAY (held near the ball park field)
A YOUTH ARDUINO PROJECT BUILD for SATURDAY (held at main pavilion)
YAESU FUSION RADIO demonstration on SATURDAY (held at main pavilion)
NOAA GROUND STATION DEMO ON SUNDAY (held at main pavilion)
STAR PARTY – OBSERVATION OF PLANETS AND STARS held on SATURDAY (clear sky, dusk at pavilion)
AMSAT DISCUSSION ON SATURDAY EVENING (held at main pavilion)
POTLUCK DINNER 6:30PM SATURDAY NIGHT (bring a dish to pass, salad, or dessert. 🙂
MIDNIGHT SNACK ON – Food, munchies, pop, coffee (main pavilion)
BREAKFAST FOR SUNDAY MORNING HELD AT 8:00 AM (main pavilion)
FD TEAR DOWN (wx conditions & hf band dictate closing early.)
This is an outdoor event and is always held rain or shine, but may be postponed or cancelled due to lightning or severe weather conditions. Please check the wx forecast for Field Day and dress accordingly.
Where will HARC Field Day be held this year?
East Saugatuck Community Park
5559 136th Avenue Hamilton, MI 49419
What time is Field Day?
Club members will arrive a few hours ahead of the official start time to get the station equipment set up.
FD ARRL FD OFFICIAL CONTEST
Begins at: 18:00 UTC (2:00 PM local) ON SATURDAY JUNE 24TH
Contest End time will be: 21:00 UTC (5:00 PM) ON SUNDAY JUNE 25TH
For more information or to volunteer please contact kb8qap @ gmail.com