SVARA Field Day 2014
June 28-29 @ Kochville Township Park

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The Amateur Radio Field Day is a time where Radio operators from all over North America (and some other countries too) set up portable radio stations and run them on emergency power.  Then they try to talk to as many other radio stations as possible.
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Letter from Dave, D8DW

SVARA Field Day 

Donít forget this weekend June 28 and 29 is ARRL Field Day. SVARA will be participating in field dad again this year. We will be at Elmer Lang Park in Kochville Township, this is off Mackinaw road behind the fire station about a half mile north of Tittabawassee Road. 

All are encouraged to come and participate. Station captains will be looking for loggers as well as operators. This is a fun event and a good time to get your feet wet operating HF. We will have a GET ON THE AIR station setup so if you are new to amateur radio or havenít operated much this give you the opportunity to try HF radio. If you know someone that isnít licensed and would like to give it a try please bring them out, no age limit. If you are a technician class licensee you can give HF a try. You can come out and see SSB, CW and Digital stations in action.  

We will be starting setup about 9:30 AM Saturday morning and any help is welcome. Setup can give you a chance to learn about setting up a HF station and maybe give you some ideas about antennas that you can use on you own station. 

Field Day operations officially start at 2:00PM Saturday and run till Noon on Sunday. Bring your tent and stay if you would like. This is a great time to get those radio question answered or just have a nice eyeball QSO.  

Sunday around Noon we will be taking down antennas and packing up gear and would appreciate any help with that if you can come out on Sunday. 

I hope to see you all this weekend.  

Station captains we will meet at the site on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM and pick station placement. If there is anything you need call me and Iíll see if I can help you out. Donít forget to download the newest N3FJP field day software. The FD call will again be the club call K8DAC and the GOTA station will be KD8KDP. The pass for the software is username: K8DAC and the Pass: 33431, this is the regular program and not the network.

I hope to see everyone and hope that we all have a great Field Day. 

Dave, W8DW

N8ERL Photos

KC8YVF Photos

Field Day Video by Tom N8EUI (you will need a video player like QuickTime to view this video)
320 x 240 Video Size (16.9 MB)

Directions to Location:
Field Day is held at the Kochville Township Park.  The park is located off Mackinaw Rd between Tittabawassee and Kochville Roads.  The park is behind the Kochville Township offices and Fire Department on the west side of the road.