June 24th to 25th at 7000 Nicollet Ave S.
Starts at 9am on Saturday for setup & cleanup ends about 2pm on Sunday.
Talk-in Frequencies 145.390- DCS047N (Anolog / Fusion), 444.475+ Tone 118.8, 147.090+, & 146.520 simplex
Field Day is the biggest ham radio event of the year. We need more than people talking on the radio. We need people to log contacts and anyone can do that without getting stage fright. We have loads of activities that never requires a microphone. Today we have already 22 people coming.
Sign up here to join us we need RSVP
Please remember no tobacco or alcohol on location.
If you only stop for 5 mins that would appreciated.
I wanted to answer some questions about Field Day.
Can I bring anything to help?
Yes, we will need refreshments and coolers (but no alcoholic drinks allowed at any time.) We prefer bottled drinks with lids, & not cans. Any snacks that you want to share or just for yourself. We don’t have any formal Saturday lunch or Sunday breakfast plans. If you want to bring your personal equipment RARC, BARA, and(OR) the City of Richfield is not responsible at any time. We may elect to use or not use your personal equipment if you plan to share it. Recovery or return of your equipment is not the responsibility of RARC, BARA, and(or) the City of Richfield.
Coffee and Tea?
We need someone to take charge on this. Please email me at
What is a Gamer in the FD survey?
We had last year invited a couple (board game meetup groups) that had help us get additional people during the thin hours. This was suggested by a couple of our members. The gamer’s knew that FD was the 1st priority, and they invited anyone to play with them. We will continue to invite them to run in the background this year. I think we had 6 gamers last year. We will keep it to a small group of players.
How many stations will be there?
We will have 3 HF stations and 1 GOTA station. (See Bill’s presentation for the GOTA station)
What HF bands are we doing?
Station 1 will be doing 75 meters.
Station 2 will be doing 20 and 10 meters.
Station 3 will be doing 40 and 15 meters.
Why these bands?
- 20m is the busiest HF band and is the most open.
- 15m uses the same antenna as 40m with no tuning, and is the closest to 20m for being open
- 40m is the best when 20m goes dead and the best after sunset and during the night.
- 75m is for the regional areas of MN, IA, SD, ND, & WI this band can be noisy if storms are around during the night.
- 10m we can work the whole USA and Canada when it opens. (Side Note… This band was open the last 2 days and I worked 25 stations in a couple hours)
What things are we doing besides talking on the radio? (Again I am not guaranteeing everything listed below but we will try!)
- A lot of digital mode communications that requires no microphone
- Meteor Scatter (This is one I am look forward for to seeing)
- CW operation (Yes, this it is digital but I classify it differently than a PC mode)
- Hidden transmitter finding or a fox hunting. (Every ham should learn how to do this!)
- Satellite communication (We don’t know when this will happen)
- Basic antenna building and tuning (through 2m)
- Go Boxes show and tell
- DMR Radio
- Fusion Radio
- D-Star Radio
- Improving my handheld radio’s range
- Help programing or figuring out how to use my radio
- Ham radio study group
- Playing board games
Again, all Field Day activities are kid & family friendly….
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- ARRL membership is encouraged
- Basic antenna building and basic testing
- Basic soldering skills
- Club members collaborating knowledge of ham radio
- Emergency preparedness ready
- Encourage members to upgrade their license class
- Encourage people to become a new ham radio operator
- Experiment with new ideas and reevaluate as needed
- Field Day is a club event for all. All members will try to participate even if not at RARC’s FD site
- Have many Get-on-air events for all
- Help and support good radio practices
- Help and welcome anyone new to the hobby
- Learning by Hands on experience whenever possible
- Maintain a low key and informal environment to all members
- Micro-Shack (local low powered backup communications at given key locations)
- Monitor and use the Richfield repeaters whenever possible
- On location survival ready
- Open to all and inviting to all
- Support & backup city’s MOC & EOC
- Support AERO Training Classes
- Support ARES & RACES groups
- Support BARA
- Support BCG
- Support CERT activities
- Support event communications
- Support Richfield City events and needs
- We encourage members to be involved with Metro Skywarn
- We encourage members to join other radio clubs
- We support all local and statewide emergency management
- We support the Yaesu’s Fusion System
- We will have open to all weekly nets or roundtables
We should always support our hobby and remember this is a hobby that can save lives.
Don Pres of RARC…
The joint Richfield/Bloomington Field Day was featured in a photograph in the Sun Current last week. The image included President Don Clay (KCØTJ) and RARC members Tom York (KØZZX) and Herman Saul (WØHJS). See it on the Sun Current website, or here is a PDF version.