Dallas Field Day 2012 on the Move! Excitement, Fun and Food!
By Randy Patterson, KE5JIT– President DARC
Think Dallas Field Day on the Move 2012! Think Excitement! Think Fun! Think Food Lots of It!
That is what you have rolled into one event when you come and attend the Dallas Field Day on the Move 2012! The Dallas Amateur Radio Club will have its Field Day 2012 operation at Flagpole Hill. Field Day is always the last full weekend in June.
Field Day actually starts on the air at 1 PM, Saturday, June 23rd, and ends 1 pm, Sunday, June 24th, this year. Our activities will start on Saturday morning around 8 AM to begin setting up for the event. We will start on the lawn in front of the Water Pump Station across the street and to the East of the pavilion at Flag Pole Hill. We will continue at Flag Pole Hill until approximately 5:30 – 5:45 pm and then start moving across the street to The Pavilion, thus, Dallas Field Day on the Move!
We will have our DARC Communications and Generator Trailers there to test them for improvements/modification proposals for future events – your input is welcome – along with your contributions.
We are requesting and hoping that we have a great turn out for families or individuals who are able and would like to spend the weekend camping out with us – remember this is a City of Dallas Park and no alcoholic beverages are permitted. We had several folks that camped with us in years past and had a great time. Bring you chairs and maybe an extra table for the first part of the event! The pavilion will have plenty of seating.
We will start Saturday morning with volunteers helping to set up and being ready to CQ CQ CQ CQ dah dit dah dit dah dah dit dah , Whisky 5 Fried Chicken at 1 PM! We will be operating 3 A with a GOTA station.
For those in attendance, DARC will provide Saturday lunch consisting of Hamburgers & Hot Dogs and our traditional BBQ Dinner being served around 7:30pm Saturday. The dinner menu will consist of smoked brisket, smoked sausage, potato salad, baked beans and the trimmings (subject to change-final planning not complete at time of writing). Who knows, we might even have dessert? We will a donation jar so you can donate money to help offset the cost of this event.
Food will be served until it runs out! It is a "first-come first-served event".
For all members of DARC, and any visitors (visitors are more than welcome), we would like to have you join us for the fun, the educational opportunity and plentiful FOOD! See you there and bring your appetite, you will need it.