2023 FARS Field Day [2022] [2023] [2024]

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The Foothills Amateur Radio Society participated in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) 2023 Field Day event on Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th.

This event was open to the public and visitors were welcome from 11 AM until 9 PM on Saturday, June 24th. Also on Sunday June 25th 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.

We had a Get On The Air (GOTA) station where new hams and unlicensed people could operate an amateur radio station.

Field Day Rules and FAQs:

Or visit the ARRL 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 operated in the 2A category, with two primary HF radio stations on emergency power at a temporary location. We had four (total) operating radio stations:

Field Day Captains
Phil, KA6MZE is our Radio Officer and was in charge of Field Day.
Paul, AA6PZ was the captain for HF high band station. The HF High Band station operates Single Side Band (SSB) Voice, CW, and Digital on 10/15/20 meters during the day, and 40 meters at night.
Nian, WU6P was the captain for our HF Low/CW station. The HF Low Band/CW station operates 40 meters during the day, and 80/160 meters Voice and CW at night.
Phil, KA6MZE was the captain for our VHF station. The VHF/UHF station operates VHF/UHF voice on 6 meters, 2 meters,and 70cm, and possibly above.
Dave, W6VYC is the captain for our HF GOTA station. The GOTA (Get On The Air) station operates HF. The GOTA station is intended to get new/inactive radio operators on the air. This station is meant to allow non-licensed persons a chance experience amateur radio by doing it.



We welcomed visitors from the general public to visit our Amateur Radio Field Day between 11 AM until 9 PM on Saturday, June 24th. Also on Sunday June 25th from 7 AM until 11 AM.

Participant Information

We used WriteLog v11 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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