Field Day 2008 is coming

The ARRL annual Field Day event is quickly approaching, and will be held the weekend of June 28-29. K9IU will be joining the Bloomington Amateur Radio Club (K9DIY) and the Bloomington South HS Amateur Radio Club (K9SOU) for this event. We will be operating out of Karst Farm Park, around shelters 3, 4, and 5 (bear left when entering the park and look for the antennas). We will be operating as K9DIY during this event.

This is a great event to come and experience various modes and bands of the radio spectrum, all while doing so on generator power and temporary station setups! It is also a great opportunity to invite people to learn what amateur radio is about. Some of the things you can expect:

  • There will be a GOTA (Get On The Air) station dedicated to newly licensed amateur radio operators and people without a license wishing to try amateur radio.
  • HF voice and digital contacts (digital setup will be provided by K9IU, mostly PSK31)
  • APRS demonstrations
  • Winlink email over RF demonstrations
  • Various radios, antennas, and modes on display
  • Amateur radio satellite contacts
  • Contesting (we will be racking up points for contacts during the event)

We will be operating from around noon on Saturday through the same time Sunday, so drop by anytime to participate!

Syndicate content Syndicate content