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.
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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!)