This year we will Not be participating in the ARRL 2015 Field Day.


Field Day FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Field Day \field day\ noun: 1) Competitive event where Amateur Radio operators 
nation wide set up radio equipment in the field to compete for score; 2) An event to test the readiness of Amateur Radio Emergency Communications; 3) A chance to meet new friends and test the limits of your favorite hobby; 4) Check out the newest Amateur Radio technology (SSTV, ATV, APRS, PSK31,??).

Object: To work as many stations as possible on any or all amateur bands (except 10, 18 and 24-MHz bands) and, in doing so, to learn to operate in abnormal situations under less-than-optimum conditions.  A premium is placed on skills and equipment developed to meet the challenge of emergency preparedness and to acquaint the public with the capabilities of Amateur Radio. All the operating equipment, rigs, antennae, etc. must be inside a 1000' diameter circle.

With the help from you, we can set up H.F. stations, PSK-31, UHF/VHF stations, and ?? The whole goal is to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the public, let people (licensed or not) operate and log, tryout bands you don't have rigs for, try H.F. or packet. We also have a good time. Plan to bring family and friends out to Field Day.

Q. Where is Field Day?
A. 
The Palmetto Amateur Radio Club will not be participating in the ARRL 2015 Field Day. 


PARC 2016 Field Day Checklist

    Operating equipment required of each station:
  • [    ] HF Transceiver and Power Supply
  • [    ] CW keyer
  • [    ] Microphone
  • [    ] Antenna for the bands your assigned
  • [    ] Mast, base plate (rotor?)
  • [    ] Antenna tuner (if required)
  • [    ] Guy lines and the means of supporting your antenna
    • safety markers for wires
    • ground stakes
  • [    ] Dummy load with coax
  • [    ] SWR/Power Meter (an SWR analyzer will be on hand)
  • [    ] Headphones
  • [    ] Ground Rod (4 foot variety) with clamp and ground wire
  • [    ] Feedline 100' to 200' with connectors installed, (rotor cable?)
  • [    ] Coax seal tape, incase it gets wet
  • [    ] Computer for logging (Windows, Linux, or Macintosh)
  • [    ] RTTY interface equipment (ie. Kam) if possible ready to go
  • [    ] Mark all your equipment with a label and your callsign
  • [    ] Operating Table
  • [    ] Comfortable Operating Chair(s)
  • [    ] 25 foot extension cord (12 gauge with ground)
  • [    ] AC power strip with multiple outlets and circuit breaker
  • [    ] Watch or clock set to UTC
  • [    ] Desk Light 60W or less
  • [    ] Small fan if it looks like it will be hot
  • [    ] 2 meter HT
  • [    ] copy of the field day rules
  • [    ] sample exchange and callsign taped to each station
    Tools you might need:
  • [    ] Tools (ie hammer, screwdrivers,shovel, pliers)
  • [    ] Multimeter
  • [    ] Soldering Iron and Solder
  • [    ] Electrical Tape
  • [    ] Extra coax connectors
  • [    ] Fuses
  • [    ] Extra rope or cord
  • [    ] Fire extinguisher

  • Field Day Operators and Loggers will need:
  • [    ] Set of Headphones and adapters
  • [    ] Copy of the Band plans and Game plans
  • [    ] Spiral Notebook and pen
  • [    ] Copy of the Rules
    Staying over night?
  • [    ] Bringing your own Tent for sleeping if you must
  • [    ] Blanket, sleeping bag, and pillow
  • [    ] Extra Clothes, Rain poncho, boots, jacket (it gets nippy at night)
  • [    ] Sun glasses and your hat
  • [    ] Personal First Aid Kit, sun screen, and any medications
  • [    ] Bug spray
  • [    ] Deoderant, toothbrush, TP, etc.
  • [    ] Flash Light with fresh batteries
  • [    ] Camera
  • [    ] Citronella candles, lanterns, safety and work lights



Our 2010 Field Day Site
was held at the
Broward County
Health Department
2500 SW 8th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida



Here is our 2012 Field Day video!


Watch our 2010 Field Day video!

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