This summer the LHAR Group is meeting at 6:30 PM every Monday at the LH Sports Pavilion or the Picnic Table next to the Boccie Ball Court if the Pavillion has an event.
The Network will be held at 7 PM on the repeater.
When the rains return we will meet again at the South Entrance Facility
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Taking a more detailed look at the Field Day data submitted to the ARR, I was able to plot the States and Providence that were contacted. The number of contacts per state is shown in the graphic at the bottom of the post.
If you spot an error in these numbers please let me know.
According to all the participant, our first annual field day was a huge success. Here are some photos:
Gary setting up his station
John at digital station waits for the starting bell.
Stewart making a QSO
The log file submitted to the ARRL Field Day Coordinator is here: W6LHR Field Day-2019
Though not shown in the photos other ARG members provided support by loaning equipment, bring donuts and pizza and keeping the coffee pot perking. They also provided the visitors’ tours and answered questions. Public outreach was most satisfying.
Jim operated the forth station but I did not get a photo of him this year. However, my wife Ellen got a great shot of his portable station.
Jim’s Portable Station
The ARG has starting to make plans for the 2nd Annual Field Day in 2020, come and get involved.
President Jim Darby (R) and VP Claire Schloenvogt (L) at Western Placer Amateur Radio Club Field Day in 2016.
Field Day is the most popular annual Amateur Radio Event. This year the Lincoln Hills Amateur Radio Group is going to hold their first ever Annual Field Day on 22 and 23 June. Come on down to the Sports Pavilion and observed ARG members contacting other Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day stations across the nation using battery and solar powered radios with some built on site DIY antennas. Field Day events start on Saturday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM and continues for 27 hours to 2:00 PM on Sunday. You are encouraged to come by and learn about amateur radio and how it serves your community. Field day activities will be coordinated on the ARG Repeater at 443.225 MHz with a PL of 167.9 Hz.
In preparation for the First Annual ARG Field Day, the ARG will meet at the Sports Pavillion at 6:30 PM on May 13th. See you all there.
What is Field Day? According to the American Radio Relay League web site:
Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.
Historically the Field Day is held on the Fourth Weekend of June, the 22nd and 23rd this year. The ARG will be setting up temporary transmitting and receiving stations on the flat area north of the Sports Complex.
We will be setting up early Saturday morning, with scheduled activities starting at 11 AM and continuing until 2 PM on Sunday. The public is welcome to stop by and observe the radio operators attempting to contact as many other Field Day Events as possible.
Safety: Be cautious when visiting the area as there will be antenna guy wires in the air and power cords on the grass.