Field Day 2020
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (2:00pm) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC (2:00pm) Sunday.
Field Day 2020 will be held June 27-28 at Victoria Park in Owen Sound (MAP)
DUE to COVID-19, we will each use our home stations to operate field day
This area will indicate the status of equipment and various activities on field day. If you would like to participate or have something to add then send your comments on the web form.
Station Transceiver N1MM+? WIFI ready? Interface Tested?
It is assumed that anyone who brings a station will also bring whatever is needed to make the station work. ie: Power supply, feedlines, tuner, key, mic, headphones etc and enough extension cord to get from your station to the generator.
It is also expected that your station will be using N1MM logging software and have a cat interface to your transceiver.
Stations operating as GOTA or performing demonstrations or test do not need to run the logging software.
Generator Available? Tested?
GBARC Field day Information by Frank VA3GUF
ARES Message To GBARC Members and the public,
Activity: Clubs across all North American will be setting up a 24 hour emergency communication stations from one radio to multi radios covering most amateur frequencies and make as many contacts as possible.
Mission: Our GBARC mission is to set up at least 2 contact stations plus one Get On The Air (GOTA) public station and be ready to have fun making as many radio contacts as possible starting at 2PM Saturday June 23rd for 24 hours regardless of the transmission and weather conditions.
Execution: We will start physical set up no earlier than 9AM Saturday and provide physical and socializing assistance during the set-up of the stations. The GOTA station is to be set up in one of the covered utility trailer with an awning over the tailgate. Handheld radios will be used to provide communications during set up and teardown as well as provide service and assistance needs for Field Day operators that are not able to leave their station. BBQ is to be set up for evening and breakfast pot luck meal. A brief GBARC meeting will be held near Supper time, timing to be confirmed on site that day. Having fun, learning and informing the public on what we do is the main objective.
Administration: Field Day Service Frequency is the OSR repeater, 146.940 MHz. GBARC Field Day call sign is VE3OSR, Location Ontario South, Station 2A or 3A with an extra station?
Ensure each of you have enough fluids to stay hydrated. Bring your water, juice or pop as you need.
No Picnic tables are available at the Field day site. Bring your own chairs ensures your personal comfort during the Field Day event.
Bring food for the pot luck supper BBQ.
Assist radio operators with logging when needed or get on the air yourself.
Bring your own bug juice as we are in mosquito season.
Most important, have fun.
Weather: Long range forecast is expected to be clear and dry for the weekend. Be prepared for wet weather either case so bring your rain gear.
Contacts: Club Executive will be available to answer municipal representatives (Politicians or Emergency Coordinators) that show up and give tours of the stations and station capabilities.
GBARC executives have Field Day experience and are available on site for Field Day suggestions and recommendations.
Check boxes that apply to you
To start planning our Field Day event, we need to decide on stations we want to operate, how many antennas we need to support that goal, radio equipment, emergency power, food, computers, logging software, porta potty and tents if required etc.
We also invite the general public to join us so we should also be ready with interesting things to talk about, brochures and perhaps demonstrations.
Field Day is about experimentation too. If there is a homebrew antenna you would like to try, or you have an idea about how we can do something different, this is a great opportunity to share your vision with the club and give us time to plan accordingly to make it happen. There is plenty of room and help at the site.
This event is open to all amateurs and the public.
Club membership is NOT required to take part in Field day.
The form below is for the field day committee to get an idea of attendance, who will be bring what, what we can expect for the Saturday pot luck and what extra items we need to think about. This is a great opportunity for new hams or anyone to get their feet wet and join the fun. Bring the family, everyone is welcome.
The Super 8 motel is within walking distance for those out of town and restaurants are close by.