Field Day 2021
SARA Field Day for 2021 will be a “hybrid” event, with SARA members operating from their home QTH as well as from a smaller scale Field Day operation at Autumn Hills Park, which has been our Field Day home for the past several years.
We’ll have a station at the park’s pavilion using one of the club’s radios. And we will provide a “Bring Your Own Rig” station, complete with antenna and tuner and power source. Just connect your radio and you are on the air! We will provide for regular cleaning of contact surfaces on the logging computer keyboard, mouse, and radios with alcohol wipes.
The Park is located 5701 Norwich Parkway in Oak Parks, just west of Boutwells Landing and south of the OPH water tower. From Highway 36 & Norell/Washington intersection, head south on Norell to 58th St, turn right, then the first left at Norwich Parkway. The Park is on your left.
The schedule for the Field Day Weekend calls for set-up beginning at 10:00 AM June 26. We can go on the air at 1:00 PM CDT (18:00 UTC) and will operate until about sundown Saturday evening. We’ll return to the site Sunday morning and be back on the air by 9:00 AM. Final teardown and pack up begins at 1:00 PM Sunday.
There is no food plan this year. Please bring your own food and beverage. Bottled water will be provided by SARA. Also, we do not have an alcoholic beverage permit this year, so no “adult beverages” are allowed in the park by city ordinance.
If you choose to not join us onsite, you can work from home stations again this year and submit your own logs and points to the ARRL referencing SARA-MN for the compiled club score. Tee rule waiver allowing working other Class D and Class E stations as valid contacts remains in place FD2021. Maximum power for Class D & E stations is limited to 150W. Instructions for submitting your log to to ARRL will be available here following the event.