The Wayne Amateur Radio Club will be participating in ARRL field day at the Wayne County Justice Center this year. As always, this is open to anyone that would like to stop by. You do not have to hold a license to take part in the activities and even get on the air if you are interested! We will have extra class operators available for control operators which will allow anyone to be able to experience what amateur radio is all about.
From 2 – 4pm on Saturday June 25th, we will have a public safety open house. This will include various public safety vehicles and personnel. This would be a great time for the public to visit. Some of the public safety that will be there includes; Wayne County EMA command vehicle, Ohio sheriff Communication vehicle, Wooster PD, Red Cross, Wayne County Dive team, and the Wayne County Sheriff office as well as others. If it would happen to rain on Saturday, this public event with the various safety departments and vehicles, will not happen but field day will still go on. The public is still invited to attend field day if it rains.
Our station setup for field day will be a 3F station which consists of 3 transmitters and an off center fed dipole. We will be operating on the 20, 40, and 80 meter bands as W8WOO. To try to make it easy for operators, we will be using three Icom 7300 transceivers with N3FJP logging software. There will be various CW keys and paddles there for our morse code operators. This will be similar to the 2022 Winter Field Day setup we used in January.
Field Day Details
June 25th – June 26th
Justice Center Location
201 W. North St.
Field day will take place in the parking lot on the north side of the building
What is Field Day?
Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.