Field Day 2018

Schaeffer Academy location

The Rochester Amateur Radio Club will host a Field Day event at Schaeffer Academy June 23-24th, open to the public from Noon to 9PM on Saturday, and from 9AM to Noon Sunday.

Field Day is ham radio's open house! Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Members of the public are welcome to come and learn about Ham Radio with voice, digital, morse/cw, and mobile stations being operated, and even try it out as guest radio operators under expert guidance at our "Get On The Air" station during this free event!

Setup for Field Day will begin on Friday Afternoon, with operations starting at Noon on Saturday, through Noon on Sunday.

The location this year will be at the Schaeffer Academy (near Fire Station #2, east of Century High School), at 2700 Schaeffer Ln NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Operator Sign Up and Hourly Schedule:

Talk-in: Rochester 147.255+ (PL:100), Simplex on-site TBDK0Z

Friday June 22: Setup begins around Noon

Saturday June 23 1pm CDT - Sunday June 254h 1pm CDT, Operation

Open to the public: 12PM-9PM Saturday, 9AM-12PM Sunday

RARC 1x1 Field Day Call Sign K0Z


GOTA (Station Lead W0STV):
ARES Trailer + Radios (present)
Antenna Trailer (W0STV)

SSB (Station Lead KE0EMJ):
White Canopy/Shelter (KE0EMJ)
Radio: (KE0EMJ?)
Generator: (KE0EMJ?)

CW (Station Lead TBD): Share with Digi?

DIGI (Station Lead AB0BW):
Shelter: NZ0S Trailer? Wall Tent w. Black Trailer as storm backup?
Generator: ?

QRP / Experimental / Rovers: Self-Directed


Contact Collin AA0CN with any questions!

FD Draft Layout


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