Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club
 

Field Day 2011 - June 24-26

Field Day is an opportunity to broaden your radio horizons with very little effort. Everyone is welcome - either as an active participant or just an observer. You do not need to be a club member to participate. You don't even need a ham license to help.We encourage you to join us and participate if you can. Youth participation is especially encouraged whether they have a license or not.

  • Assemble antennas
  • Educational activities (this year -- using antenna analyzers such as the MFJ-259B)
  • Assembling and erect temporary towers
  • Installing wire antennas
  • Properly running coax and rotor cables from antennas to stations.
  • Set up operating HF and VHF stations in multiple modes (voice, Morse code, digital, etc.)
  • Various specialized operations such as satellite communications and alternate power (solar) operations
  • Experiment with and test out equipment prior to the official start
  • Observe wildlife (it's called Groundhog Hill for a reason)
  • Try out new or experimental antennas (such as the Steve, N8LGP, "Cane Pole")
  • Operate several stations simultaneously over the 24 hour FIeld Day operating period. We operate SSB, CW and Digital modes.
  • When it's all over we tear it all down and carefully repack it in the storage facility for next year - or any other emergency need before then.
Of course there is a variety of dining experiences and camping if you wish. Most of all it's an opportunity to get together with your fellow hams and work towards a common goal.

You do not need to be a club member to participate. Everyone is welcome - either as an active participant or just an observer. We encourage you to participate if you can. Youth participation is especially encouraged whether they have a license or not.

We start setting up the towers in the afternoon (layout starts at 2:00 PM) on Friday, June 24th and start operations on Saturday at 2:00 PM local time (18:00 UTC) and operate for the next 24 hours. Tear down starts shortly after 2:00 PM Sunday.

Click on the photo poster to get a bigger view and explanation of the various activities.

For more informatation contact any of our Club Officers.