Field Day

 

Field Day 2017

South Texas Amateur Radio Club Hams Gear Up

to Practice Emergency Communication Skills at

Peary Place, June 24-25, 2017.  Members of the

South Texas Amateur Radio Club will work ’round

the clock the weekend of the 24th to set up field

radio communication stations, get on the air, and

contact thousands of other operators in the US

and Canada while participating in the American

Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day. According

to Mark Mireles, callsign AD5CA, of the South

Texas Amateur Radio Club, Field Day is the

annual “shakedown run” for the ARRL’s National

Field Organization. “Field Day is a way for hams

to get outdoors and have fun under some difficult

conditions,” Mark says. “But it’s also a chance to

fine-tune emergency communication skills. We

use generators and battery power, and we set up

antennas in the field. The idea is to put together a

self-sufficient, working station quickly and begin

making contacts.” The ARRL Field Organization

has been effective in establishing emergency

communications nets during floods, hurricanes,

fires, earthquakes and other major disasters.

Members of formal emergency organizations such

as the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

and the Radio Amateur Communication

Emergency Services (RACES) regularly

participate. The League estimates that more than

35,000 hams participate in Field Day every year.

The South Texas Amateur Radio Club’s Field

Day operations will be held at Peary Place (8300

block of SPID at the soccer field). Operations

begin at about 1:00 PM local time on June 24,

2017 and continue for a 24 hour period. The

public is cordially invited to attend.

For more information, contact

Mark Mireles at 361 946-2340

 

2017 Field Day Press Release

2017 Field Day Information Sheet

2017 Field Day Flier