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ARRL Field Day 2017, June 24-25

The Columbia Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the 2017 Field Day activities at the Woodmen of the World Campground.

The campground is located at 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Ballentine, SC 29036. The most notable landmark close by is the Rusty Anchor Restaurant. Stay on Johnson Marina Road; the campground is about 1/4 mile beyond the turn into the restaurant parking lot.

Field Day activities span Saturday and Sunday. Folks who want to camp may bring a trailer or RV and stay Friday and/or Saturday night. If you plan to camp, please contact Dan Cunningham (K9DBC) at 803-807-0909 to discuss details.

Camping is $25 per night. Each campsite has water and power. There is a campground restroom facility and shower house. There are shelters, docks, a boat ramp, and a playground there. There is not a waste dumping station onsite. Access to the campground is controlled by a gate. Dan or another officer will be available to let you into the campground when you arrive.

Most of the radio equipment will be set up inside the lodge. There is plenty of room and air conditioning. To request a specific band/mode for a station or to sign-up to bring a station, please contact Dan Cunningham (K9DBC).

The Columbia Amateur Radio Club will be providing a hotdog and hamburger dinner at 6pm on Saturday for all operators and families in attendance. Hotdogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments, paper products, and ice will be provided. Attendees and their families need to bring drinks, side dishes, and desserts.

The Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club will be joining us this year so please welcome our fellow hams as we undertake this operation together.

To assist with set-up for Field Day, please be on-site by 10 a.m. Saturday to install antennas and radios. Transmissions begin at 2 p.m.

To assist with take-down, please be onsite by 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Talk-in frequency for those driving in for Field Day will be 147.330 MHz pl 156.7

The Field Day frequency during the event will be 146.400 simplex.

The goal of Field Day is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and in doing so, to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. A premium is placed on developing skills to meet the challenges of emergency preparedness as well as to acquaint the general public with the capabilities of Amateur Radio.

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1 comment

  1. Tandy

    Will it be an over night contest for the club ?

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