FIELD DAY 2015 JUNE 27 & 28
SARA’s Field Day 2015 plans are being finalized! Our Field Day location is Autumn Hills Park, 5701 Norwich Parkway in Oak Park Heights. A 2-station( SSB & Phone), emergency power operation is planned. Courtesy of the Courage Kenny Handihams program, we will be using a Kenwood TS590 transceiver at each station. Multi-band center-fed dipole antennas will be utilized. Set-up will begin around 9:00 AM Saturday June 27 and we will go on the air at 1:00 PM (1800Z). Operations will continue until sundown Saturday (due to park hours limits) and resume around 8:00 AM Sunday the 28th until 1:00 Pm (1800Z).
Coffee & donuts will be available Saturday and Sunday morning. The main food fixings (Sloppy Joes & Traveling Beans) for Saturday are provided, but we ask participants to bring along side dishes (chips, salads, bars, cookies) to share. Pop & water will be provided. An adult beverage permit has been secured, bring your own if you’d like.
There’s plenty of opportunity to learn and operate at Field Day. Help is needed for set-up Saturday morning, operators for both SSB and CW, the kitchen detail, and teardown Sunday. We’ll likely order pizzas at the conclusion of activities on Sunday.
To volunteer to operate PHONE/SSB contact Joe KC0OIO ( kc0oio at radioham.org ). For CW, contact Bob W0GAF ( w0gaf at radioham.org ). And for setup and teardown, let Joe KC0OIO know when you’ll be there.
I look forward to seeing many of you at Field Day 2015!
Joe Heitzinger KC0OIO and Keith Miller AG0H, co-leaders