Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club 2019 Field Day

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BARC’s 2019 Field Day Exercise will be held, as usual, on the 4th full weekend of June--Saturday & Sunday 22-23 June starting at 2PM on Saturday at Sackett Wright Park Bellbrook, Ohio 45370. General public welcome. .

Amateur Radio’s biggest annual operating activity is just a couple of days away. The Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club invites and encourages all of its members, prospective members and Friends of BARC to visit its 43rd annual Field Day exercise Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, located in and around Shelter #1 at
Sackett Wright Park. 2018 marks the 20th straight year BARC has held its Field Day at Sackett Wright Park. The Park entrance is located on SR-725 just east of Bellbrook, just east of the intersection of SR-725 and Lower Bellbrook Road. Enter the Park and turn left into the first parking lot on the left (at Shelter #1).
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Field Day (FD) is an annual nationwide event in which over 2,500 amateur radio clubs and groups involving over 40,000 individuals across the United States and Canada set up and operate temporary emergency-powered stations as might be required in the event of a disaster situation with extensive loss of electrical power and other infrastructure. The first ARRL Field Day event occurred in June 1933. BARC’s 1st Field Day was held in June 1976 on the south lawn of what was the Bellbrook Grange and now is the Bellbrook Lions Club Clubhouse (southwest corner of DaytonWilmington Road at Conference Road). To sharpen radio communication skills, the annual Field Day exercise also provides a challenge in which field day stations strive to make as many contacts with one another as possible during a 24-hour on-air operational period. Field Day also provides an opportunity for clubs to set up a visitor exhibits center and to demonstrate for the public the various modes of communication technologies permitted in the FCC Amateur Radio Service. BARC will set up five operational HF stations demonstrating voice, Morse code and data communications. A VHF Field Day voice station also will be operational. The public has been invited to visit the site on Saturday & Sunday during daylight hours. BARC members and other hams are invited and encouraged to attend any time (keep in mind that we always can use additional operators and loggers for the overnight and early Sunday morning shifts). Remember that Field Day is NOT a contest but an operating event to set up and operate communications capabilities as might be required in a disaster situation and to exhibit and demonstrate amateur radio technologies for the general public, elected officials and personnel of served agencies, and to also involve Youth.