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Come to the main gate and call in on the talk in frequency. The key will be in the 20 meter trailer and they can come open the gate for you.
Talk In is on 147.555
When is LMARS Field Day?
Field Day is held over the fourth full weekend of June each year. This year, Field Day will be held on June 24-25, 2017. The event starts at 2PM. Setup is on Friday, June 23 at 12PM.
Where is LMARS Field Day?
Field Day will be held at Central Winds Park.
1000 E State Road 434 Winter Springs, FL 32708
- Talk-In: Tune in to 147.285 MHz, CTCSS: 103.5 Hz, Offset: +600 KHz.
- On-Site: Tune in to 147.555 MHz and 147.450 MHz, CTCSS and Offset: None
- ARRL 2017 Field Day Rules (PDF Document)
Location: Central Winds Park, Winter Springs, FL
Begins Saturday, June 24, 2:00 PM
Ends Sunday, June 25, 2:00 PM
Lunch: Saturday 12 NOON
Begins Sunday, June 25, 2:00 PM
Done by 3:00 PM
Operating Identification and Class: N4EH 6A
Stations: CW, 15M, 20M, 40M, 80M, PSK, SSTV
CW Operating: Scheduling an Operating Time Slot
In general, anyone may arrive on-site to operate CW. We will try to get you operating as soon as possible. However, if you need to reserve a specific time period due to work, family, etc., email email@example.com so you can best be served.
Free and Demo Stations: SSTV, 2M, Satellite, GOTA
What is Field Day?
Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise that encourages emergency communications preparedness. In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country with over 30,000 ham radio operators participating each year.
Since the first ARRL Field Day in 1933, Amateur radio operators throughout the United States have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). Operations using emergency and alternative power sources are highly encouraged, since electricity and other public infrastructures are often among the first to fail during a natural disaster or severe weather.
To determine the effectiveness of the exercise and each participant's operations, there is an integrated contesting component and many clubs also engage in associated fun activities of camping out and having cookouts for the participants. Operations are typically for a continuous 24 hours requiring the scheduling of relief operators to keep the stations going through the night. Additional contest points are awarded for such things as experimenting with unusual modes, making contacts through space satellites and involving youth in the activity.
The American Radio Relay League Field Day is held annually the fourth full weekend in June. Field Day is open to all Amateur Radio operators, and visitors are always welcome.