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Summer Field Day 2024

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Field Day is this weekend!
Saturday June 22 - Sunday June 23!


It's here! The biggest Amateur Radio event of the year!

ARRL Summer Field Day, 2024 happens on June 22-23! Mark your calendar, put on your sunscreen and get ready to make contacts!

Sign up !   Download our flyer

North Hills Radio Club will set up in Sloughhouse, Davis Ranch like we've done the last few years. It's a great location with plenty of space for antennas, popups, tents and parking for RV's. If you have never been to a field day, this is the one you want to go to. There will be multiple stations running multiple modes, different types of antennas and lots of other gear. We run on batteries, charged with the sun (and a generator for backup overnight). We will have food, snacks and drinks and we will do our best to keep the radios active for a full 24 hour stretch officially starting 11am local time on Saturday.

The main idea is to have fun, and to practice off-the-grid operations, but there is also a contest element and actual rules. You can find the full details here: https://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules

There will be club members on site starting already on Friday afternoon, June 21st. You are most welcome to stay for the full event, or just visit for an hour or two. If you are a new HAM, this is a great opportunity to see HF operations, and even try it yourself.

This is an event open to the public. You do not need to be a member of NHRC or even have a ham license. If you plan to stay overnight or want to join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, please let us know so we can plan the supplies. 

If you want to help out, please click the Sign Up button above and fill out what you want to do/bring.

Rough Schedule (to be updated and adjusted)

Saturday, June 22  
07:00 Arrival, plan site layout
08:00 Set up
10:00 Station testing, network log computers
11:00 Official start of ARRL Field Day contest
13:00 Lunch!
19:00 Dinner!
Sunday, June 23  
08:00 Breakfast!
11:00 ARRL Field Day contesting ends
11:30 Consolidate logs and start tear-down
  Hang around or head home

Check back on this page for more details as the date approaches.

See you there!

When : Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23
Where : Behind the Davis Ranch Fruit Stand, Sloughhouse, Jackson Road, About 10 miles South-East of Sacramento.
Talk-in : K6IS repeater, 145.190MHz

No raincoat required, but an umbrella might prove useful. We'll have plenty of shade from the trees and our pop-ups.

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Posted by: NR6H, May 27, 2024