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We are going to do field day this year. We have been holding off making a decision because we could not find a highly public location like Walmart that would let use their parking lot. But we did get permission to have field day at Remsburg Park in Middletown.
Field Day is Saturday the 26. and Sunday the 27th.
There are a few things that we need for a successful field day:
- A Safety Officer (we have the medical kit, etc) on site. See link below, it is basically filling out a checklist.
- Someone to lead a small group of people to put up the antennas.
- People to help with antenna and site setup on Saturday morning.
- Someone to lead a small group of people to take down the antennas.
- People to help with taking the setup down on Sunday at 2pm.
- Photographer (nice to have)
- A social media manager (nice to have). See link below for field day public relations.
- Someone to get the Field Day bulletin off the air
- Most importantly, people to operate the radios and make contacts.
I need to get a sense of what all we need to setup. We normally run as a 3A which means we can have 3 radio operators at one time. We have also in the past setup a GOTA station which is a station where even people that do not have licenses can get on the air. We get bonus points for having non hams make contacts. This is also a great to have your family and friends experience ham radio.
To help plan I have created a short questionnaire. If you are interested in participating in Field Day please answer the couple of questions so we can better plan.
If you did not see this until field day, please still come out if you did not fill out the questionnaire, everyone is always welcome.
More Details on Field Day
The entire Field Day packet: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2021/2021%20Field%20Day%20Packet%20rev%206-21.pdf
The official Rules: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules
Safety Officer Checklist: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2021/1_91-FD%20Safety%20Officer.pdf
Field Day Public Relations (for the social media manager): http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2021/2021%20ARRL%20Field%20Day%20-%20Public%20Relations%20Kit.pdf
Information Packet to explain to friends and family what field day is: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2021/2_1-%20FD%20Flier%20-%20What%20is%20FD.pdf