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2022 FARS Field Day [2021] [2022] [2023]


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[FARS Field Day 2009]
[FARS Field Day 2009]

The Foothills Amateur Radio Society is participating in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) 2022 Field Day event on Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th.

This event is open to the public and visitors are welcome from 11 AM until 9 PM on Saturday, June 25th. Also on Sunday June 26th 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.

You do not need 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.

You can download a copy of the Field Day Rules [PDF] [156K], or the complete 2021 Field Day Packet [PDF] [877K]. Or 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, HS1IFU/K6XOX.

John L. Gaffey, WS1EA has written a helpful primer for organizing your own Field Day event.

FARS operates in the 2A/3A category, with two/three primary HF radio stations on emergency power at a temporary location. We have as many as five operating radio stations:


Field Day Captains
[KA6MZE]
KA6MZE
Phil, KA6MZE is our Radio Officer and Captain for Field Day. He is in charge of the overall activity.
[K6YA]
K6YA
This station operates SSB Voice, CW, and Digital on 20 meters during the day, and 40 meters at night.
[KA6MZE]
KA6MZE
Phil, KA6MZE is the captain for our low band HF station. This station operates 40 meters during the day, and 80 meters Voice and CW at night.
[K6YA]
K6YA
This station operates VHF/UHF voice on 6 meters, 2 meters, and 70cm.
[K6YA]
K6YA
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 operated a radio station and make contacts across North America.

Visitors

[GOTA PIN]

We welcome visitors from the general public to visit our Amateur Radio Field Day between 11 AM until 9 PM on Saturday, June 25th. Also on Sunday June 26th 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 each guest to make 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 v11 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.

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