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Field Day – June 23 & 24, 2018

June 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Chelsea Amateur Radio Club will not be hosting a Field Day site this year, but we have graciously been invited to the Ann Arbor and Adrian Field Day sites.

Please check the ARRL Field Day Locator for more information on the ARROW details.

The Adrian Club is hosting their site at the Lenawee County Airport.  The following is the information sent out by the Adrian Club.

“The club hasn’t done Field Day for several years.  We are sort of starting from scratch, with an informal effort, and with the emphasis on FUN!  Mark Orzechowski, KE8EKF, is the Field Day chairman this year.  Field Day combines elements of an emergency preparedness exercise, perhaps some elements of a contest, and the fun of working a pile of other stations all over the world who are operating under all kinds of conditions.
We will be operating, for sure, two stations in the Radio Room of the Civil Air Patrol building at the Lenawee County Airport.  We will be operating with emergency power with a big generator provided by Norm, W8TTH.  Emergency power can be provided to stations working in other parts of the building or out in the parking lot, but if you plan to join us you need to bring all of your own equipment, antennas, extension cords, Etc.  We have invited members of the Chelsea ARC to join us this year…the more the merrier! 
All stations will use the Adrian ARC club call, W8TQE.  The club is authorized to operate with Extra Class privileges.  This means all operators can operate with these privileges so long as an operator with an Extra Class license is in the vicinity to “monitor the emissions”.  Most field day stations operate in the General Class part of the band to maximize participation.  This is a good opportunity for those members with Technician Class licenses to get experience on all of the HF bands.  You can operate even without a license so long as a licensed operator is with you to “control the emissions”.
Presently, we will be using paper logging at the club station.  It would be more convenient and reduce the problem of duplicate contacts on the same band if we could network stations over Wi-Fi which is available at the CAP building.  If someone would like to take this task on, it would facilitate the logging of contacts.  Otherwise we will make due with paper (which may be more like conditions under a real emergency operation). 
Field Day–June 23rd.  Mark O. is in charge of it, Set-up is at noon. Ginny will unlock the clubhouse at 10:00AM.  Call or text Ginny W8TTX (517-902-6275) if you want to arrive earlier.  You can even come the night before.  Potluck dinner is at 5:00PM.  Mark is bringing pulled pork and baked beans.  The club is furnishing buns and condiments, paper plates and plasticware, coffee, pop, and water.  Please bring a side dish.  We need to know about how many people plan to attend the Potluck in order to have enough food  Please click here and tell Mark if you are coming and how many people are coming with you (wives, significant others, kids, interested friends, Etc.).  Also, use this email link if you have any questions.

The Chelsea ARC has been invited join us.  Some of us will be contesting, and some will be making more casual contacts.  Those who are contesting, please bring your own laptop for logging.  Those who are bringing your own rigs, please bring an  extension cord, too.  Norm will bring his crank-up “poof-ty” tower and generator.  Denny may bring his solar-power rig.  We have a 40/80 m. antenna and a 10/15/20 beam antenna that will be used with the club tranceivers.  Scott says we should have headphones there
(bring your own head phones!).  Dr. Bob says we have filters to eliminate interference between the two radios in the club shack.  Barbara will contact WLEN for Field Day to be in their Community Spotlight segment.  We get extra points if we have members of the public stop by to see what we are doing.
Field Day at Adrian ARC has always been fun.  Don’t miss it!
Bob, K2IBM”
If neither of these sites work for you, check the ARRL Field Day Locator information and join a
site somewhere!


June 11, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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