Field Day 2018 is almost here!
Update from Bob:
Exit 89 off US 1 South is under construction and will likely be closed to traffic tomorrow and the wekend. I suggest the following alternate route.
US 1 South to the 55 Hwy Exit, then go right on E. Williams St.
Take E. Williams St then go left on S Salem St.
South Salem becomes Old US 1 Hwy.
Go under 540, then shortly afterwards (about a mile according to the map) you will see Friendship Rd on your left.
Turn left on Friendship Rd and follow it to the farm at 4501 Friendship Rd. Apex, NC
See you at Field Day!
Field Day 2018 is almost here. If you have been under a rock for the past few months, Field Day will be on June 23-24 at the Carroll farm, 4501 Friendship Rd, Apex NC. We will start setting up around 10:00 am on Friday. There will be a pizza supper around 6:00 pm on Friday for all the volunteers. Field Day begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday and runs until 2:00 pm on Sunday. There will be a very nice supper at 6:00 pm (with a drawing for door prizes) on Saturday evening, and we will also serve lunch on Sunday around noon. There will be an educational session just before supper on Saturday given by our own Carl Davis, W8WZ.
We are still looking for volunteers to help set up and tear down, as well as operators for the various stations (phone, CW, digital). Anyone interested in operating can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass the info along to the appropriate individual. We are looking for newly minted hams as well as seasoned vets. If you have never operated HF before PLEASE don't pass up this opportunity. We are running a very informal operation this year with a focus on getting new hams on the air. We are running a GOTA station this year, so if you want a little practice beforehand we can provide that.
We will have a second drawing to be held at the July RARS meeting. Anyone who has volunteered or operated at FD this year can enter the drawing by placing a ticket in the raffle bucket located at the Information Booth. We will be giving away 3 Wireman gift certificates worth $50, $25, and $25 each.
See you at Field Day!
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