Field Day 2019
The SMARTS Radio Club will be participating in the 2019 Radio Field Day activities on June 21, 22 and 23 from Lions Park in Carver Minnesota. Please make plans to join us for the fun and festivities as we log contacts and practice emergency preparedness. The weekend camping crew will be on-site by 3:00 pm on Friday. We look forward to seeing you there.
Lions Park is located at 700 Mount Hope Road in Carver, MN.
Directions from Hwy 212:
- Go North on Jonathan Carver Parkway
- Right on County Road 61
- Right on Mt. Hope Road
Frequencies in use
- Talk-in: 147.165 WB0RMK Repeater
- Setup & Support: 146.550 Simplex
- Station coordination: 446.350 Simplex
*Assistance is available to help with programming your radios
Things to remember
- Flashlight (extra batteries)
- Mosquito Repellent
- Drinking Water/Beverages
- Rain Gear
- Change of Clothing
- Spare Shoes
- Stories to share
A little more about Field Day
The Field Day event is designed as an emergency preparedness exercise as well as a public demonstration, but more than anything, it is a fun way to get on the air. Each operator is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and trained in the art and science of radio communication and basic electronics theory. Events such as Field Day help the Amateur Radio community learn how to best utilize our personal equipment to assist national and local service agencies such as FEMA and the Red Cross by providing reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline. This public service capability is often extended to local communities during non-emergency civic events such as parades, marathons and street festivals. Field Day is a great opportunity for us to share the science, service and skill that comes from our hobby in radio.
Visit the ARRL website for more information about Field Day