Dallas Field Day 2016!
- Parent Category: Club Activities
- Created: Saturday, 21 May 2016 17:09
- Published: Saturday, 21 May 2016 17:09
- Written by Randy Patterson
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Think Dallas Field Day 2016! Think Excitement! Think Fun! Think Food! It’s all rolled into one event when you come and attend the Dallas Amateur Radio Club, Field Day 2016! On the air operations at Flagpole Hill, start at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25th, and end 1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 26th.
We will take over the Pavilion at Flag Pole Hill around 8:00 a.m., and start setting up equipment and antennas. Our DARC Communications Trailer and generator will be on site for the event along with the Dallas REACT Communications Trailer.
We are hoping for a great turn out of families and individuals to drop in or even spend the weekend camping out with us. Our permit allows camping, but remember this is a City of Dallas Park and no alcoholic beverages are permitted. Folks who camped with us in years past had a great time. The pavilion has plenty of seating. The Dallas Northeast Police Station is about 3 blocks from our site, so patrols are frequent.
We will start Saturday morning with volunteers helping to set up and get ready to transmit “CQ CQ CQ CQ dah dit dah dit dah dah dit dah, Whisky 5 Fried Chicken” at 1:00 p.m.! We will be operating Class 4 A with a GOTA station. There will be plenty of stations to work from, whether it is CW, digital or voice - there is room for all. We will have signup sheets on www.w5fc.org to reserve time for stations and we will be operating around the clock, so if you like to stay up late at night, we have a place for you.
Dallas REACT and TAS will be joining us again this year for another great Field Day, so make plans to participate and then stay around and enjoy a meal with us. DARC will provide Saturday lunch consisting of Hamburgers & Hot Dogs and our traditional BBQ Dinner being served around 7:00 p.m. Saturday. The dinner menu will consist of smoked brisket, smoked sausage, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, apple cobbler and the trimmings. We will have donation jar again this year. We are requesting a donation of $5 per person for lunch and $10 per person for dinner to help offset the cost of the event. Food will be served until it runs out! It is a "first-come first-served event".
Hope to see you there!
Randy, KE5JIT, Roger KE5YTA, Pat NT5PH, Bill KF5ZBL, Jonathan KF5QHQ, Thomas KF5QOR, Patrick KM5L and James N5BKL
Field Day Marshals