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                                  Field Day 2020 June 27 - 28, 2020

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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.

 

Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar. The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities. But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

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Tulsa Amateur Radio Club(TARC)

Field Day 2020 is ON!!!

TARC Field Day 2020 - June 27th and 28th. 

Schedule of Events and other important stuff. (Updated 6/13/20) 

Location: Chandler Park, 6500 E 21st Street, the large shelter on the east side of the road between the 

new playground area and the baseball fields. Talk in repeater is 145.110 (-) PL 88.5.  

6/26 Friday Evening 6 PM – Bring your own Dinner/Desert and Drink Social Event – We can talk about 

anything and everything! 

6/27 Saturday Morning 9 AM – Field Day setup – 3 HF stations plus a 2 meter/440 station for talk in and 

coordination for anyone working Field Day from home. If you would like to bring your portable station to 

the Field Day site, you are welcome to do so. Does anyone do satellite, digital, CW, etc. Bring it!        You 

need to let me know as soon as possible. Bring your own chairs, fans, etc. 

6/27 Saturday Afternoon – Field Day starts at 1 PM. 

6/27 Saturday Afternoon – Demonstrations including – What’s in your GO BAG, ARES Comm Plan, Trailer 

viewing and demonstration. If you have a GO BAG, please bring it and show it. 

6/27 Saturday Evening 6 PM – Dinner Social Event. Boxed BBQ dinner from Rib Crib.                            Bring 

your own drink. 

6/28 Sunday Morning/Afternoon – Tear down. (Whenever the weather says so or the time is right). 

IF YOU HAVE A GO BAG, BRING IT, SHOW IT. FIELD DAY IS AN EXERCISE IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS. 

BRING YOUR OWN FOOD, WATER, SNACKS AND WHATEVER CAN KEEP YOU COOL.  

DUE TO THE POSSIBLE SPREAD OF THE COVID VIRUS AND SINCE MOST OF US ARE IN “THAT” AGE 

GROUP (myself included), THE CLUB IS PROVIDING A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF WATER FOR 

EMERGENCIES ONLY AND THE DINNERS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS WILL USE SOCIAL 

DISTANCING.  

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MASK, HEADPHONES AND OTHER RADIO OPERATING AIDS YOU WISH TO 

USE. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE. SANITIZATION STATIONS WILL BE 

AVAILABLE IN ORDER TO PROTECT OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS! 

The new TARC trailer will be on site and will have 2 operating positions available inside. Proper sanitizing 

steps will be taken between operators. You will need a mask. 

A third HF station will be set up under the park shelter and again, proper sanitizing steps will be taken 

between operators. You will need a mask. 

If you would like to work Field Day from home, please use the repeater frequency shown above to let us 

know when you’re operating. 

Mark 

WA5MA.MARK@gmail.com 

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Tulsa Repeater Organization(TRO)

Bad news we will not be able to use Keifer park this year for Field day. it's city cleanup and they will have dumpster their.  Per Paul, KE5EHM, TRO will NOT be having Field Day this year.  Please find another clubs event or do it from your own home.  TARC has invited TRO members to join them at Chandler Park.

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Creek County ARES Oklahoma Net

Its official...The Creek County ARES OK group will be setting up their trailer and stations at the Cross Point Church parking lot north of Sapulpa on Saturday the 27th for Field Day 2020.  Looks like they will have a wide selection of radios, antennas, power, etc.  So if your ut and about, please stop by!  Information contact Mike, KI5EGH.

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Rogers County Wireless Association

RCWA has annunced they will be holding Field Day both Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 2020.  Contact http://www.RCWA.ORG  for more information.

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USS Batfish 

The USS Batfish museum is now open.  Although the submarine is still closed, at the Muskogee War Memorial Park: Home of the USS Batfish, visitors may explore a World War II legend, the USS Batfish. Unseen and unheard while stalking its prey in World War II,  the USS Batfish claimed over 14 kills, including a record breaking three enemy submarines. History awaits for those who adventure!  They will be doing Field day from the museum both Saturday and Sunday June 27 and 28, 2020.

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