“CQ Field Day, CQ Field Day” The 2013 ARRL “Field Day” will be here before you know it! OK, KARC it’s time to mark your calendars for the 4th full weekend in June (See ARRL http://www.arrl.org/field-day for details) as W8GK once again hits the airwaves in every ham’s favorite annual North American operating event.
We are glad to have Mark Kozar KM8G back at the helm once again as KARC Field Day Chairman. Mark reports that Site 73 at Coonskin Park has been confirmed for our use during FD weekend including Friday, June 21 to do some preliminary set up. Mark also indicated that Kanawha County has put us on the calendar for June 7 when we will have our monthly June meeting at Shelter 73 at the Park to survey the site for FD and make final plans and preparations for the weekend which we hope brings out the multitudes. If you have never been to a FD site, it’s always a great time whether you actually get on the air or if you just enjoy the social excitement that FD seems to generate.
Mark is requesting someone help out with the set-up of the stations, logging computers and computer network between the operating positions. If there are any IT gurus or wannabes that can offer their expertise and or hardware to make this a great addition to our operation, likewise pass your interests along to Mark. He says we will be using the N3FJP logging software as we have in the past. It is really neat to watch our combined club logs and score scroll as the stations enter contacts.
Other important Field Day details such as station logistics, operating schedules, food and other important arrangements will be discussed at the June KARC meeting.
If you are interested in helping out with Field Day 2013 make plans now to attend the June KARC meeting at Coonskin Park.