Come join the club as we participate in the 2018 ARRL Field Day operating exercise. Field Day was established by the ARRL as an operating activity designed to encourage amateur radio operators to refine their skills and portable stations to be ready in the event of an emergency where operating from an improvised station is required.
This year, the club will be participating from the old Cloudcroft baseball field located north of downtown Cloudcroft:
To locate the operating site, from Hwy 82 in Cloudcroft, turn north on Mescalero Avenue (just west of Cloudcroft High School) and proceed all the way up the hill. At the top of the hill, the old baseball field and the operating site will be on your left.
Station setup will begin around 8:00am on Saturday, June 23. Operating activities start at 12:00pm and continue until 12:00pm on Sunday, June 24. There is plenty of room for overnight camping, and radio activities go on all night, so feel free to camp out and make a weekend of it!
The club will operate multiple radios for Field Day this year, utilizing HF SSB, digital modes, and CW. Extra class control operators will be present, so you can operate the entire spectrum of available amateur frequencies & modes. Amateur radio license testing will be conducted both Saturday & Sunday. Contact Michael Reinecke, KG5DAC, for times and details.
If you’ve been thinking about getting into amateur radio, are looking for a different and fun weekend activity, or need to upgrade your current amateur radio license, come out and join us for a great weekend of radio operating!