RARSfest & ARRL Roanoke Div Convention is April 16
Members please volunteer to help with this event.
FIELD DAY IS (ALMOST) HERE!
Come out on Friday (June 25) at 11AM and see how a typical grassy, meadow-like area and wooded area are converted into a high-tech communications zone capable of transmissions reaching around the world!
We'll be setting up two of the mil-surplus AB-577 "rocket launchers'', so that's a treat to see and participate in, as well as the other infrastructure (tents, generators, etc.) required for this transformation. Throughout the Field Day period there will be ice, water and soft drinks to keep you hydrated, snacks to energize you, and the antics of one or another of the RARS crew (probably me) to keep you entertained!! (Well, sort of.) And 6PM on Friday is PIZZA TIME!
Come back out on Saturday, and get to play with other people's radios!! Then you can operate some of the radios and use the beam on the 80/15 meter phone station. The operating portion of Field Day starts on Saturday at 2PM. If your operating skills are a bit rusty, you can make a first stop at the GOTA (Get On The Air) station to get a refresher course and warmed up, then come on over to 80/15 and see how the beam you helped put up is working!
The Saturday evening meal is catered BBQ pork and chicken with all the fixin's at 6PM.
And Sunday is the wrap-up, with the "contest" portion of Field Day wrapping up at 2PM. And then you can see the area be transformed again, from a high tech communications zone back to a grassy and wooded area!
Don't let Monday come with you regretting having missed out on another GREAT RARS FIELD DAY! Memories are made here!
A map can be found [HERE]
See you there!!