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ARRL Field Day 2021 – June 26-27, 2021

Greetings to all Tri-City ARC members –

This is an invitation to join us for ARRL Field Day 2021, being held on June 26 & 27.  As you probably know, on the 4th full weekend in June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary operating positions in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill, and service to our communities and our nation.  Field Day combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event.  Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest, and most of all – FUN!  The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. Stop by and join us for a few and see what states and countries we have reached. Maybe even take a turn at one of the radios. 

Tri-City Amateur Radio Club members will be setting up antennas and radios in the fields of Camp Oakdale Town Park, located at 140 Meeting House Lane in Montville, beginning at 8am Saturday morning. The club’s three radios (Icom 7100, Icom 7300, and Yaesu FT-450), two 40-foot masts, antennas, shelter, and generator will all be there, and members can bring their own equipment as well.  Additional canopies are always welcome!

First-timers and old hands are encouraged to join us as we need setup helpers, operators, loggers, and observers.  Everyone, regardless of experience level, has something to offer and something to learn.  We will begin setting up at 8am on Saturday, with the contest part of the event beginning at 2pm and ending at 2pm on Sunday. Given the current state of the pandemic, we’ll be observing all appropriate COVID precautions throughout the weekend.  If you are free around 2pm Sunday, please stop by and help us take down the antennas and pack up the radios. We might even have food for you!

And, in case you missed it, the Tri-City Amateur Radio Club just celebrated its 70th anniversary of ARRL affiliation! 

For further information on Field Day or to let us know that you’d like to participate, please contact one of the following:

Bob (W1RPQ) at bnzro@gmail.com
Tim (KC1TWR) at TimKC1TWR@gmail.com
Rob (KB1RS) at Rob@thesawyerfarms.com
Bill (K1EV) at billbirtcher@gmail.com

Hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it, give a listen for W1QV and say howdy!