Join us for Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day 2019! This is an annual event held the 4th full weekend in June, where clubs nationwide set up and operate in different and remote locations. This year, we will be having our event at St. Anthony Spirituality Center at 300 E. 4th St. in Marathon City, WI 54448. Please follow the signs for parking on the east side of the building!
Come join us to see what Amateur Radio is all about. We will be open to the public on Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM and on Sunday from 9 AM – Noon. We will have a few stations set up with several members from our local Ham Radio Club available to answer questions and show you the ins and outs of operating radios. Find out what’s involved with setting up equipment in the event of an emergency.
Visit http://www.arrl.org/field-day to find out more about Amateur Radio and Field Day.
There will be a VE Session at 2pm Saturday afternoon in the main tent. All ARRL registered VE should be available for this. We will put out the regular notifications to the public (nets, newspapers, TV, etc)
Talk in frequencies
Repeater – W9SM 147.135 – PL 114.8
On site – NEV-2 Simplex (146.430 MHz, PL 154.8)
Schedule of Events
Some items need to be finalized, but here is a general outline of the day’s events:
Saturday, June 22
8am – Safety Meeting
8:30am – Tower setup
10:30am – Set up other antennas, trailers, etc
12:00pm – final station check
1pm – Field Day begins, can start making QSOs
2pm – VE Session
6pm – pot luck dinner, please bring your own protein item and a dish to pass
7pm – educational program TBD
9pm – the LATE SHIFT begins (bring a thermos of coffee and work 40/80/160 as they go long!)
Sunday, June 23
8am – Camp Breakfast by Michael KB9VBR
12pm – begin tear down
3pm – End of Operations