2021 FARS Field Day [2020] [2021] [2022]

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[FARS Field Day 2009]
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The Foothills Amateur Radio Society plans to participate in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) 2021 Field Day event on Saturday June 26th and Sunday June 27th.

This event is open to the public and visitors are welcome from 11 AM until 9 PM on Saturday, June 26th. Also on Sunday June 27th 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.

Visit the ARRL's Field Day site.

Here's an Article on the FARS 2007 Field Day from “100 Watts Magazine” a Thai HAM radio magazine. Thanks Nimit, K6XOX.

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 primary HF radio stations on emergency power at a temporary location. We plan to have four operating radio stations:

Field Day Captains
Phil, KA6MZE is our Radio Officer and Captain for Field Day. He is in charge of the overall activity.
This station operates SSB Voice, CW, and Digital on 20 meters during the day, and 40 meters at night.
This station operates 40 meters during the day, and 80 meters Voice and CW at night.
This station operates VHF/UHF voice on 6 meters, 2 meters, and 70cm.
This station operates 20/15/10 meter bands under the watchful eye of our GOTA station captains. The GOTA station is available for anyone who does not have an amateur radio license (or has been an inactive amateur radio operator) to get on the air. Our GOTA station coaches guide our guests as they operate a radio station and make contacts across North America.



We welcome visitors from the general public to visit our Amateur Radio Field Day between 11 AM until 9 PM on Saturday, June 26th. Also on Sunday June 27th from 7 AM until 11 AM.

You do not need a License or Previous Experience to Participate

You do not need a amateur radio license to participate. You may register and sign up to operate our Get On The Air (GOTA) station, where our GOTA coach guide you to make your own radio contacts on the air. Or simply come by during our visiting hours and sign up on site. This is a great way to experience amateur radio without a license. If you are not ready to get on air, then just come by to watch and ask questions.

Information for Participants

We use WriteLog logging software on all stations. The logging systems were networked together using a wireless LAN based on DD-WRT running on a set of WRT54G WiFi routers.

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