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.
Download Flyer Here: 2019_hamfest_flyer_2019.02.21
We will have a table at the Expo on February 26th from 9 AM to 1 PM. See you there!