Date(s) - 06/11/2022
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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 are closed for this event.