We’re back for a full in-person Field Day in 2022, after a limited in-person Field Day last year and an all-remote Field Day in 2020. Needless to say we’re very excited to be back, given that Field Day is our biggest event of the year, and a great chance to get out and practice Ham Radio hands-on. It’s a fun outdoor-and-indoor activity for Hams of all skill levels; there’s always plenty to be done and lots to learn! Getting to see friends, old and new, and work the airwaves is truly enjoyable.
During Field Day, we setup all the radios, antennas and related equipment to operate “in the field” for a full 24 hours.
Whether you’re a brand-new Ham, one that’s been around for decades, or not a Ham at all, come out and join us. If you’re not a Ham, there will even be a Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) station for you to try your hand on the radio!
So, come out and join us at the Red Cross of Austin, 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin; this is just east of I-35 and just south of the Mueller development. NOTE: Actual Parking Lot Entrance to the Red Cross is on E.M. Franklin Avenue.
We’ll be there from 9 a.m. Saturday June 25th through late afternoon Sunday June 26th. The first few hours are for setup of antennas, radios and equipment, and the final few hours are for equipment teardown.
Actual on-the-air radio operating time will be from from Saturday, June 25 1800 UTC (1 p.m. Central Daylight Time) through Sunday June 26 2059 UTC (3:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time) — a full 24 hours!
Note: If you are going to be attending Field Day, and would like to participate in the any of the following meals, please let Kerby know which meal(s) you’d like to eat, at President@austinhams.org, so that we can have an accurate count:
- Saturday Lunch: Pizza
- Saturday Dinner: BBQ
- Sunday Breakfast: Tacos
Field Day 2022 planning documents created by the various Captains of the AARC Field Day team, as presented to the club membership at our June 7, 2022 meeting: