ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote or non-standard locations. The 2018 Field Day will be held June 22-23, 2019. SARA’s 2019 Field Day operations will be held at the American Legion Post 423, 220 E. Sunset Drive, Rittman, OH 44270. Operating will begin at 2:00pm EDT on Saturday the 22nd and will end around 12:00pm EDT on Sunday the 23rd. New hams and those unlicensed but interested in getting into amateur radio are strongly encourage to drop by Field Day to learn about radio and get on the air. The SARA Field Day operation will have radios and control operators available to allow you to get on the air without a license. See What Happens During Field Day for more information.
SARA Field Day Operating
SARA operations for Field Day will be a “Class A” setup. A Class A operation means that all transmitting and receiving equipment will be operating on independent, non-commercial power. SARA is planning to operate as a 5A setup (the number being how many simultaneous transmissions) depending on the advanced commitments of the membership for equipment and dedicated operators. If you are planning to come to operate, please contact Jason McCormick. Anyone is welcome to drop by, but if you know in advance you plan to come and want to operate for a block of time, let Jason know so we can plan setup and schedules as much as possible.
Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast
SARA will provide dinner on Saturday for all Field Day staff from the club. Sunday morning is “bring your own ingredients” and our chef extraordinaire Bob W8IJG will whip up a tasty breakfast for you.