Category Archives: Field Day

Event: ARRL Field Day at Izaak Walton League Park – Friday, June 23, 2023

Reminder:  ARRL Field Day at Izaak Walton League Park.

Friday, June 23, 2023 1:00pm to
Sunday, June 25, 2023 4:00pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York.

210 Izaak Walton Park Rd, Amherst, VA 24521.

Organizer: Geep Howell (WA4RTS) and Dave Mears (KD4EMU).

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Field Day Weekend  Start antenna installations Friday Afternoon.  More setup late Saturday morning, Field Operation starts at 2:00.  Teardown starts at 2:00PM on Sundayand through by 4:00PM.

Even More About Field Day! Sign up on Signup Genius!

There is a Sign-up Genius page that is being used for club members to sign up for specific times to work on Field Day setup and teardown, as well as the time periods when we will be operating radios during the event.

The link to signup is below. If you need the access code look in the email club members received from Geep or use our Contact Us page on this website to request the link. Be sure to include your full name and call sign in your request.

Click here to access Sign Up Genius Link.

Field Day 2023 – More Info.

Field Day! We’re back at Izaac Walton after a disappointing no-event in 2022!!! Nice, recently remodeled, AIR CONDITIONED building with very few bugs, big trees, easy to find. The management folks are delighted we are coming back!

We will need help with the setup on Friday, June 23, starting around 10 a.m. (subject to change) and the following morning. As always the “operating event” starts at 2 pm local time and continues for 24 hours. We will be operating 3A.  We do plan on a VHF station, and, hopefully, a GOTA.  

We did minimal antenna work last time, but expect to do a lot more since we’re back full force. Both CW 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 potluck meal for whomever is on site, predicting fried chicken and other fixings.  Anyone who would like to contribute a side dish or a dessert would probably be put on a pedestal and worshipped…

FD Chairs for 2023 are Geep Howell and Dave Mears, please make comments, suggestions, complaints and anything else to them —  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.

Field Day will be the LARC Program at the upcoming club meeting on June 9, 2023, and will include station setup and N1MM training.

Geep and Dave

2023 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25, 2023

Field Day is an annual operating event always held on the fourth full weekend in June over a 24 hour period to test operating skills and abilities to respond to disasters and emergencies. LARC will be back at Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg again this year for this event.  Izaak Walton is located at 210 Izaak Walton Park Road Amherst, VA 24521.  For more information contact our Field Day Chairmen:
Geep Howell – WA4RTS –
Dave Mears – KD4EMU –