Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club - W8HP / W8JXU

Field Day

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Field Day is the last full weekend in June. We will be on the air for 24 hours and need operators for the entire 24 hour period (even in the middle of the night).

This is a contest to test our ability to operate in the field on emergency power and with portable antennas. We rely on the generosity of our members who donate their time and equipment for the weekend.  In the past we thank Mike WD8S, Gerry K8GT, Dee N8UZE and Carl N8AE for lending their radio equipment. And Bob WB8ATZ for making sure that our other equipment is all working and up to snuff and bringing them out to the Field Day site.

Wel have something for everyone. No matter if you are heavy into contesting or just want to operate and make some Q’s. Experience not required—just that you want to give it the old college try.

We also will have the GOTA station. Anyone who has gotten their license in the past year or does not have a license can work the GOTA station. There will be a control operator on duty at all times. Bring your kids to introduce them to ham radio. We get extra points for them and see if they can get 20 QSO’s so their score willl count.  Remember with the GOTA station 20 is the magic number.  Each operator must make at least 20 QSO’s for them to count.