2021 Field Day

Field Day logo 2021

Last update: 6/14/2021

 

You are invited to join us for the annual Fayette County Amateur Radio Club ARRL Field Day, always the last full weekend in June. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, June 26 – Sunday, June 27 at Fayette County Fire Station 6 located at 903 Hwy 85 Connector, Brooks, GA 30205.

 

Field Day officially starts at 2pm (local) on 6/26 and ends at 5pm on 6/27. The final schedule of events is still being developed, but we anticipate running several HF stations (SSB, Data, CW), Get On The Air (GOTA) station, and much more! The Fayette County Fire/EMS/EMA Department has graciously allowed us to setup at Fire Station 6 and deploy their emergency operations trailer for the event.

 

Talk-in will be on the club’s flagship KK4GQ repeater on 145.210 MHz (- offset, 131.8 Hz PL). You do not have to be a club member or even a ham radio operator to participate.

 

Latest information from FCARC Vice President Bob Gibler, NF5F (as of 6/12/2021):

 

There will be 3 HF stations, 1 VHF station and numerous opportunities to support the operation.

 

This is the FCARC’s premier event and we need help from all club members to make it happen. Your participation can be from an hour to the full 31 scheduled hours. As a volunteer organization, we know there are other priorities, but please set some time aside for this event if you can.

Check for postings to the KK4GQ reflector for your name as we will assign unfilled positions.  Field Day Coordinators:

 

  • Location / Site Management – Lynn / KN4YZ
  • Public Relations – Joe / KI4ASK
  • Trailer / Power – Bill / KV4UD
  • Shelter – George / W4VBD
  • Safety – Bill / KV4UD
  • HF1 – Bryan / K7CPT IC-7300
  • HF2 – Steve / W4OGM TS-450S
  • HF3 – Barrett / KE4R K2
  • VHF1 – Bob / NF5F IC-9700
  • Antennas – Ross / AJ4P
  • Operator scheduling / Logs – Barrett / KE4R
  • Hospitality – Steve / W4OGM
  • Budget  – Steve / W4OGM

 

Field Day Coordinating Meetings

 

In order to help plan this event, we’ll be having daily (optional) planning meeting via Zoom. The link will be open 1400 local time for use by the Field Day Coordinators.  There might or might not be a meeting, depending upon needs.  It is a meeting place to coordinate and find resources.  If you are a club member or guest, please take the opportunity to drop in and speak with them and find a way to participate on June 25-26.  Our club has a lot of very new and very seasoned hams.  If you are new to the club or new to the hobby, this is a great opportunity to get involved.  If you are an old timer, this is an opportunity to share your knowledge.

Topic: Fayette County Field Day 2021 Planning Meeting
Time: Jun 14, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every day, until Jun 27, 2021, 14 occurrence(s)

 

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Daily: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcodOuprTwiHNeRco-Bo5AUu_7v4gNOzdxZ/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrqzgoG9eSuB-ERpwqGYjCa-vztmZHgo1YrhzqTgJcNyLDI90VJOZ4PvfK

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83532137863?pwd=Z2xDQitnZ1E3MmxndFZWcVU0RXluZz09

 

Meeting ID: 835 3213 7863
Passcode: 500609

 

Field Day 2021

Schedule

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27, 2021.

Where: County Fire Station #6, 903 Hwy 85 Connector, Brooks, GA 30205

 

Schedule:

Saturday:

0800-0845: Informal Breakfast TBD

0900-1200: Assemble at Fire Station #6. Communications and support equipment setup.

1200-1300: Lunch

1300-1400: Systems testing.

1400-2359: Field Day operations.

1600-2200: Visitors invited.

1800-1900: Dinner

 

Sunday:

0000-1400: Field Day operation.

0700-1400 Visitors invited.

0800-0900 Breakfast.

1200-1300 Lunch.

1400-1600: Site tear down. Remove trash and restore the site to its original condition.

 

73,

Bob Gibler / NF5F

 

We will keep this page updated with our plans as well as our club KK4GQ Facebook Group.

 

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