2016 Field Day
Bartlesville Amateur Radio Club will host the Washington County annual "ARRL National Field Day" June 25, 2016, at Don Tyler Park, located in Dewy, OK.
The event will begin at 1:00PM and run until around 9:30PM.
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 Days are 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 or man made disasters (such as Hurricane Katrina, tornadoes, wildfires, 911, OKC bombing) eliminate normal communications. Amateur operators can and do provide emergency communications for Red Cross, Salvation Army, Emergency Management, Hospitals, Police, Fire and other agencies when requested and/or needed.
This annual event is the climax of the week long "Amateur Radio Week" sponsored by "ARRL", the National Association for Amateur Radio.
This field day will provide the general public an opportunity to observe amateur radio operators on the air. They will be operating and demonstrating their radio skills when normal communications systems and power grids 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 gain hands on experience, learn and take part in several radio activities during the afternoon.
Then around 5:00pm there will be a cook out style dinner ($5.00 a plate, Please RSVP by June 20, 2016, for the dinner portion by using the contact form with your, Name, Call and Head Count Field Day BBQ Form).
This is one day a year when the non-licensed general public can have the opportunity to be live on the air and see what it feels like to talk to others across the state, across the country or even across the world.
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.