Field Day 2017...

VE4BB will be on air for 24 hours!
1 PM Saturday, June 24 to 1 PM Sunday, June 25, 2017

Field Day is a chance for the public to come and see Amateur Radio operators in action as they set up their stations in public places like parks and schoolyards and communicate with each other around the globe with methods from Morse Code to satellite or Moon-Bounce.

- see Ham radio's latest developments

- digital, satellite, internet linking - learn what it takes to get your own Amateur Radio Certificate.

- Can you text faster than a Ham can send Morse code? - Come take the challenge! 

Field Day 2017! The Party is ON!

We will be setting up at a familiar location again this year, Camp Amisk, which is the year round camping and activity site for Scouts Canada, just south of the Perimeter Hwy. A map provided, should guide you to the site.

We have the site from Saturday Morning, till Sunday late afternoon. So anyone who wishes to camp there is free to do so for Saturday night.

Two radios will be set up this year, the first radio is the clubs new ICOM IC-7300, which is the latest radio Icom has created, and will be supported with a new Heil Proline headset. The second radio will be a very capable Icom IC-756 Pro 3, which will sport the capability of RTTY, PSK31 and CW, as well as SSB. The two radios will operate on wire antennas, 10 - 40 meters for the IC-7300, and 10 - 160 meters for the IC-756 Pro 3. Naturally they will be operating on generator power, with battery backup, in keeping with Field Day, and we hope to operate for a full 24 hrs.

That's where you come in. We still need volunteers to man the radios, and drink the coffee, hot chocolate, or cold pop. Eat the food and snacks, and have a great time. So if you can participate, now is the time to call in and let your name stand. Contact John Romanec VE4VJR at the following email address [email protected] and let him know you would like to sit in on the fun.

As I mentioned, food, drinks and snacks will be provided by the club, you just have to show up and spend a little time on the radios or help out with set up and tear down.

Finally, there is power provided for those who wish to camp out and make an overnight of it. RV's Tents, Leantoo's or sleeping cowboy style under the stars. The option is yours. I plan on having a fire going, and roasting some marshmallows after sunset. Ghost stories and tall tails of adventure may even take place around that camp fire? One never knows.

So come on out, and enjoy this annual event.

Hope to see you all out there.

Peter Toth
VE4TTH
President WARC

The WARC 2017 Field Day will be held at Camp Amisk

Check out Derek VE4HAY's video of our 2015 Field Day site - Click Here

Saturday evening Field Day 2015 Photos by Mark VE4MAB - Click Here

Some of our previous Field Day Operators....

 



 
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