Event archive - 20160625
The Rains County Amateur Radio Association and the Hopkins County Amateur Radio Club are partnering again this year in a Field Day activity to be held in Emory this year at 200 Industrial in Emory. We will set up in the new Rains County Emergency Management Center. The site is near the intersection of 69 and 515 (Brookshires Grocery). When 515 crosses 69, it becomes Industrial and we will be across the street from the concrete plant. Look for the club banners.
- Sat 1000 -Set up will start about 10:00 AM on Saturday (6/25)
- Sat 1300 - The contest starts at 1:00 PM local time on Saturday and runs until 1:00 PM on Sunday.
- Sat 1400 - We will provide a testing session at around 2:00. Please contact myself or Ed Olague (K5OLA) if you plan to test.
- Sat 1500 - We will serve a late club lunch at 3:00 PM consisting of sausage, hamburgers and hotdogs with corn on the cob and whatever else we can think of. We will have water provided at the site but you will need to bring any soda, etc if you want it.
- Sat 1600 - 4:00, we will have a short meeting with both clubs together, mostly for introductions and over-viewing future activities. We anticipate several city and county officials to be in attendance.
- The remainder of the 24 hour period will be for operating the contest or just enjoying conversation with your fellow hams. There will be a group of us that stay all night so I will apologize in advance if we are tired and grumpy Sunday morning
We will operate two HF contest stations and have a third one available for those that want to get on the air on the HF bands. We will also have several other modes available to demonstrate during the contest:
- HF digital (PSK31)
- Satellite (LEO FM)
- Solar powered QRP
- Low Power commercial FM
One note on the facility; the building is still in the process of being renovated and remodeled and is far from being complete, but I am sure it will be a great Field Day site and we will be sharing the long term plan during the meeting.
We really encourage everyone to attend. Come for an hour or the whole event and we believe you will have a good time.
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