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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.