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2018 Field Day


BARTLESVILLE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB will host an annual "Field Day" June 23 at Sonner Park Pavilion in Bartlesville. The event will begin at 1:00PM and run until 6:00PM. The General Public and all area Hams are invited to attend. You do not have to be associated with the local club to participate.

Field Day is held all over the United States on the last weekend in June with over 725,000 amateur operators in the U.S. ( Over 2.5 million throughout the world) demonstrating their ability to provide emergency communications during times when natural disasters (such as Katrina, tornadoes, wildfires,) eliminate normal communications. Amateur operators can and do provide emergency communications for Red Cross, Salvation Army, Emergency Management, Hospitals, and other agencies when needed. This annual event is the climax of the week long "Amateur Radio Week" sponsored by the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio.

This field day will provide the general public an opportunity to observe amateur radio on the air. They will be operating on emergency power only, demonstrating they can continue operating when normal communications systems and power have been compromised by a disaster. If you have an interest in Amateur "Ham" Radio, or would like more information, this will be a great opportunity to learn and take part in several radio activities during the afternoon. Stations on site will include a CW (Morse Code), SSB (Single Side Band) and VHF (2Meter) radio. Area Licensed operators will be on hand to demonstrate operations, and answer your questions about Amateur Radio.

Talk-in Frequency:
W5NS Main VHF Repeater: 146.655MHz :: -0.6MHz Offset :: PL 88.5Hz

Directions:
Sooner Park
146 S Madison Blvd
Bartlesville, OK 74006

East from Madison onto 6th. Look for all the vehicles with antennas on them.

Logistics:
PIO, Food, Radios and Gear - Pete Slater - KF5BMZ

Setup time 9:00AM on the 23rd. The actual transmitting begins at 1:00PM and will continue until about 6:00PM. Hamburgers and sides will be served at 4:00PM $5.00 per person. Please RSVP for food to KX5I on or before June 20.

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