2018 American Radio Relay League Field Day

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Christopher K.
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2018 American Radio Relay League Field Day

Post by Christopher K. » January 5th, 2018, 5:59 pm

As determined by the American Radio Relay League, 2018's ARRL Field Day emergency exercise will run from 1pm CDT on Saturday 23 June to 1pm CDT on Sunday 24 June. This year's stated goal is "to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions". Field Day being the most popular Amateur Radio event, it is expected that 30,000 to 40,000 North American "hams" will take part.

The Highland Road Park Observatory will be open to the general public from 2pm to 10pm on Saturday only. There will be no admission fee. The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will host a GOTA station and other educational activities during that time span.

More information:
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Da ... %20PSA.mp4

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Re: 2018 American Radio Relay League Field Day

Post by Christopher K. » May 1st, 2018, 6:18 pm

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club, founded over eighty years ago, is the point association for ARRL Field Day in this area. BRARC will hold a special meeting at HRPO on Tuesday 29 May from 6pm to 8pm. The meeting's purpose is to finalize plans for the special event.

About the BRARC:
http://www.brarc.org

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Re: 2018 American Radio Relay League Field Day

Post by Christopher K. » June 23rd, 2018, 10:07 am

The day is here!

Below are some highlights of what to expect...
2pm to 10pm = GOTA Station [the public can talk to other states]
2pm to 10pm = Morse code practice
2pm to 10pm = fluorescent rock display
3pm to 3:45pm = SunSpotter
3pm to 6pm = Renaissance Sundial [a sunbeam marks time]
3:15pm to 4:30pm = optical-light solar viewing
3:45pm to 5:30pm = hydrogen-alpha solar viewing
5pm to 9pm = Amateur Radio Service quiz [with prizes]
6pm to 7:30pm = Mars InSight Lander Exhibit and Videos
7:45pm to 8:45pm = Mercury viewing
8pm to 10pm = viewing of Moon, Venus and Jupiter
8:43pm = predicted visible pass of Cosmos 1953
9:08pm = predicted visible pass of BREEZE-M rocket body
9:30pm to 10pm = Saturn viewing

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Re: 2018 American Radio Relay League Field Day

Post by Christopher K. » June 24th, 2018, 12:41 am

It has been an amazing time here so far at HRPO. A surprising large group of enthusiast hams have been working several bands and show no signs of stopping.

For those who couldn't make it, please remember the next sky viewing for the public will be Tuesday from 10pm to 12am. HRPO will be closed to the public on Friday the 29th.

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