ARRL Field Day is June 22-23 2024

Field Day! We’ve moved!! The new site is the Brookville Ruritan Club, off of Old Graves Mill Road, with plenty of signs to get you there.  Turn left (or right, depending on your perspective) on to Pearson Drive, then right on to Beverly Hills Circle and follow the signs to the park.

There’s a big parking area, lots of trees, a small pavilion and an air conditioned building about 3 times the size of Izaac Walton, with a big commercial kitchen.

AND — it’s pretty much central for everyone!  All of us hope that the new location will bring more folks out to enjoy the contest and operate.  We will be 3A again this year, with Phone, CW and digital (FT4/FT8) mode stations, something for everyone!

We will need help with the setup on Friday, June 21, starting around 9 am and the following morning as well. As always the “operating event” starts at 2 pm local time on Saturday and continues for 24 hours. 

We did minimal antenna work last time, but expect to do a lot more since we’re back full force. CW, Digital and Phone operators are needed, as well as Elmers to watch over the GOTA station. FD is fun, educational, and with the accommodations, cool. With no bugs. A far cry from the old days out at American Legion Lake. So sign up to help or operate or both, come on out and have some fun.

And PLEASE — recruit our newer hams who have never experienced FD. We need operators and workers!

We do plan to have a Saturday evening meal organized by (bless you) Kay Brown for whomever is on site.  Anyone who was there last year will remember the feast that Kay and her helpers put on!! Anyone who would like to contribute a side dish or a dessert would probably be put on a pedestal and worshipped…

PLEASE — let us know if you plan to eat dinner — there’s now a question in the sign up process.  It will greatly help to know how much food to prepare.  

FD Chairs for 2024 are Geep Howell and Dave Mears, please make comments, suggestions, complaints and anything else to them –gphowell@icloud.com or kd4emu@aol.com.  And a HUGE thanks to Knight Smiley NJ4Q for all of his work in lining up CW ops.  Most of those spots are already covered!!

Please sign up for whatever time you can give, come out and have fun.  FD is a wonderful opportunity to learn contesting as well as antenna theory and setup, and the N1MM logging program.

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