Wednesday, June 19 2013 @ 11:44 AM PDT
Contributed by: w7gh
The annual emergency preparedness exercise, operating activity, and all-around fun event known as Field Day will be held at Schroeder Park at 605 Schroeder Lane in Grants Pass on Saturday the 22nd of June. For anyone interested in ham radio or emergency communications, this is a wonderful opportunity to see it in operation first-hand. An amateur radio license is not required to participate, and everyone is welcome.
Club members will begin setting up antennas on Friday the 21st at 5 PM. The actual event starts at 11 AM on Saturday, and lasts for 24 hours. Two stations will be trying to contact as many other amateur radio clubs as possible, and there will be a third station used to demonstrate ham radio to visitors.
Club members will be holding a pot-luck lunch at noon on Saturday. Those attending should bring a dish to share, and plates and silverware and such.
The ARRL's manager for the Oregon Section, Bonnie Altus AB7ZQ, said that she would try and visit.
To get to the site, take Redwood Highway and turn at Willow Lane, which turns into Schroeder Lane. The Field Day site will be in the fenced-in section on the right near the dog park before the campground. There should be a sign. If you get to the boat ramp then you've gone too far.
We'll see you there!