SCARC Field Day Academy 2022

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/11/2022
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location
Ledges State Park - Oak Woods Shelter

Categories


SCARC Field Day Academy 2022 will be held in the Oak Woods Shelter at Ledges State Park. Approximate GPS coordinates of the Oak Woods Shelter are 41.99504N -93.87912W and a highlighted map is available here: Ledges – Oak Woods Shelter map

Please see the formal announcement for additional event details here: Field Day Academy 2022

Setup, orientation, and hands-on training and demonstration activities will begin at 08:00 and continue until 10:00. ALL participants should plan to attend this portion of the event if possible – even if their on-air coaching reservation is later in the day. The on-air activity will take the form of a Parks On The Air (POTA) activation for which the operator will receive “credit” for the QSOs they make.

A link to last year’s recorded training is available for viewing on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/6K7oWG6RybM. If you sign up for an on-air session, watching this pre-event training is VERY STRONGLY encouraged. If you participated in last year’s training, viewing this again may be a good refresher for you. Topics include on-air protocol and logging procedures, radio and software familiarization, tips for making contacts and holding a frequency while calling CQ, example QSO exchanges for Field Day and POTA activations, and recordings of previous live Field Day and POTA contacts to allow advance practice.

On-air activity will commence at 10:00. Guests and observers are welcome to attend, however on-air participation will be restricted to a single operator for their reserved timeslot. Participants should only sign up for ONE on-air timeslot however everyone is STRONGLY encouraged to participate for both setup AND to observe at least a portion of the on-air activities of other participants. If no one has signed up for an available timeslot, it will be available on a first-come basis on the day of the event.

The event will close for registration at midnight on Friday June 10, 2022

 

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.