2019 American Radio Relay League Field Day

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Christopher K.
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2019 American Radio Relay League Field Day

Post by Christopher K. » December 14th, 2018, 4:07 pm

As determined by the American Radio Relay League, 2019's ARRL Field Day emergency exercise will run from 1pm CDT on Saturday 22 June to 1pm CDT on Sunday 23 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/field-day

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Re: 2019 American Radio Relay League Field Day

Post by Christopher K. » April 19th, 2019, 3:11 pm

HRPO's current Rocket Range chemical rocket bidding will begin tomorrow. This rocket will be a brand-new Quest Viper. The bidding begins at five dollars. The bidding ends at 1pm on Saturday 22 June; the launch (weather permitting) will be at 2pm that same day as the opening activity for American Radio Relay League Field Day. The bidders must all be eighteen or over; the person who pushes the launch button must be at least eight years of age.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/observatory/rocket_donations.html

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Re: 2019 American Radio Relay League Field Day

Post by Christopher K. » April 25th, 2019, 1:39 pm

The Highland Road Park Observatory will offer a precursor lecture to ARRL Field Day: "The Amateur Radio Service", at 7:30pm on Friday 24 May. The lecture has no admission fee and is aimed at an audience ten years of age and older! Remember, the FCC has no age restriction on earning amateur radio licenses.

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