Chippewa Valley Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Swap Fest

Field Day 2017

The SMARTS Radio Club will be participating in the 2017 Radio Field Day activities on June 23, 24 and 25 from the Zumbra 2 Group Camp Site in the Carver Park Reserve. 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.

 

Field Day Site

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

  • HT
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Hat
  • Fan
  • Drinking Water/Beverages
  • Snacks
  • 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.

Field Day 2017

Mark your calendars and make plans to join the SMARTS Radio Club for the 2017 Radio Field Day activities on June 24th and 25th. Check back for more details.

More on Field Day

Amateur Radio Technician Class

We’re looking for individuals that are interested in participating in an Amateur Radio class.  Whether it’s to learn the material to get your Technician License (“your ticket”) or to supplement the knowledge that you already have.  Take a look at the Class overview and use the links to register for the next available class.  We’ll schedule the class once we have enough participants or setup a one-on-one session to help with the learning process.

SMARTSFEST 2016 – Road Construction Update

The bridge on MN-19 coming into Henderson from US-169 is currently closed.  If you’re coming in on US-169, be prepared to exit onto MN-93 from the South or at Belle Plaine from the North.
Talk-In on WB0ERN Repeater 146.610- PL 136.5

SMARTSFEST 2016

SMARTS Radio Club & Sibley Emergency Radio Team
Proudly present
SMARTSFEST 2016
Saturday Sept. 24th

 

The SMARTS Radio Club along with the Sibley Emergency Radio Team will be holding SMARTSFEST 2016 on Saturday September 24th in Henderson, MN at the Henderson RoadHaus and Community Center located at 514 Main Street, Henderson, MN 56044.

Talk In will be on the WB0ERN repeater on a frequency of 146.610- with a tone of 136.5.

Doors Open at 8:00 AM
Breakfast Available 6 am – 11 am
VE Testing Available – Walk-Ins are welcome
QSL Card Checking for ARRL Awards

ADMISSION – $5 Adults – Children 16-Under Free
*Tables – $10 each and does not include admission*

SMARTSFEST 2016

SMARTSFEST 2016

SMARTSFEST Vendor Registration

QSL Card Checking (SMARTSFEST 2016)

QSL Card Checking

QSL Card Checking

It’s Field Day 2016

The SMARTS Radio Club will be participating in the 2016 Radio Field Day activities on June 24, 25 and 26 from the Zumbra 2 Group Camp Site in the Carver Park Reserve.

If you haven’t made plans to join us for Field Day, check out the additional information link provided below. It includes our schedule of events, directions to the site and a list of items that might be useful.

If you plan to join us, please use the RSVP form below to help us ensure that everyone has a good time.

Additional Info: Field Day 2016 Details

RSVP: RSVP Form

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Get ready for Field Day 2016

Field Day 2016K

The SMARTS Radio Club will be participating in the 2016 Radio Field Day activities on June 24, 25 and 26 from the Zumbra 2 Group Camp Site in the Carver Park Reserve. Please make plans to join us for the fun and festivities as we log contacts and practice emergency preparedness.

Check the full schedule of events, think about how you may want to participate and use the RSVP form below to help us ensure that everyone has a good time.

Schedule: Field Day 2016 Schedule

RSVP: RSVP Form

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.

New HAMs

SMARTS Class of 2016

Congratulations go out to Aaron Katzner, Christopher Kadlec, James Stromberg and Jon Schuelke for becoming the newest HAMs in the area.

Great job everyone, can’t wait to meet you on the air.

73!

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