Field Day 2023
The SMARTS Radio Club will be participating in the 2023 Field Day activities on June 23, 24 and 25 from Zellman workshop in Gotha, MN. Please make plans to join us for the fun and festivities as we log contacts and practice emergency preparedness. The weekend crew will be on-site by 4:30 pm on Friday to begin setup and get organized. We will have plenty of room for antennas and radios. You’re welcome to come operate some of the on-site equipment or bring any gear that you want to show off, test or operate as part of the event. We look forward to seeing you there.
Note that if you can’t make it to our site, check out the other sites available on the ARRL Station Locator.
Field Day Site
Address: 9711 166th St, Cologne, MN
From Chaska: Take 212 west to Cologne, turn south on county road 53, continue 1 mile south of Gotha, turn east on 166th street.
From Shakopee/South: Take 169 to Belle Plaine, follow Highway 25 north to Sibley County 14, which turns into Carver county road 53, 1 mile north of county road 52 is 166th street, turn east.
Signs will be posted on 166th street and at the driveway to the site. Field Day activities will be held in the Green Pole shed at the end of the driveway.
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