2019 FARS Field Day   
The Foothills Amateur Radio Society is participating in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) 2019 Field Day event on Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd.
This event is open to the public and visitors are welcome from 11 AM until 9 PM on Saturday, June 22nd. Also on Sunday June 23rd from 7 AM until 11 AM. Field Day is an opportunity to see Amateur Radio in action and even participate. Learn about ham radio by participating.
Members and guests hams may sign up to operate any one of our stations by clicking the sign-up link. We need your call sign and an email address to register you. If you don't have a amateur radio license, you can register and sign up to operate our Get On The Air station, where our GOTA coach guides you to make your own contacts on air. This is a great way to experience amateur radio without having a license.
John L. Gaffey, WS1EA has written a helpful primer for organizing your own Field Day event.
FARS plans to operate in the 2A category, with two HF radio stations on emergency power at a temporary location. We plan a total of four operating radio stations:
We welcome visitors from the general public to visit our Amateur Radio Field Day between 11 AM until 9 PM on Saturday, June 22nd. Also on Sunday June 23rd from 7 AM until 11 AM.
You do not need a License or Previous Experience to Participate
You do not need a radio license to operate our Get On The Air (GOTA) station. This is a great opportunity to experience amateur radio by doing it. Our control operators guide our guests so that they can make their their own radio contacts. Those who have held an amateur radio license for less than a year are also eligible to operate the GOTA station.
Information for Participants
We use WriteLog logging software on all stations. The logging systems are networked together using a wireless LAN based on DD-WRT running on a set of WRT54G WiFi routers.
Sign ups (login required)
To sign up to volunteer/operate/bbq at the FARS Field Day, click one of the links below to get started. You will need to login to the site to proceed. If you are not already registered, just click the Register link on the login page to register. It's free!
For GPS use 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, CA for your destination.
If you end up at the seminary building, you went too far. Go back to Cristo Rey drive and head back to Rancho San Antonio Park. Enter the drive across from the park.
Our Field Day operation is located in the large open field next to the parking area. Please do not disturb the Seminary residents located in the buildings northwest of our location. They have generously allowed us to use this location on their property for our Field Day operation.
A more detailed view.
Notice the traffic circle you must pass through.
Follow the sign that says Park.
And finally this view shows detail of the traffic circle. Note that the entrance for FARS K6YA Field Day site (right turn not shown on the map) about 50 feet past the entrance to Rancho San Antonio Park. If you have a 2m radio, you can get talk-in directions on 145.27- (100Hz PL).