2009 Field Day Station – W6O June 9, 2009
ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air operating event in amateur radio. On the fourth full weekend in June, tens of thousands of amateur radio operators gather for a public demonstration of our service. Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event – and ALL about FUN!
HB RACES will operate a 2009 ARRL Field Day station on Saturday, June 27th. Our Field Day Captain Jeff Turlis (KE6BNS) invites you to participate in a Field Day Station in only the way Surf City, USA could host — right on the sandy beaches of Huntington Beach, CA. We’ll be operating the special event callsign W6O, having a potluck lunch, experimenting with antennas, kites, portable stations and visiting with all who attend. Our Training Officer Jim Hansen (KG6ZDP) and Joseph Yribe (KE6UPB) will be co-chairing our Safety Team to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Field Day is truly the time in which we bring amateur radio to Main Street USA. By setting up in parking lots, malls, Emergency Operations Centers, parks and even at home, amateur operators learn skills that will allow them to better serve their communities. Setting up in these public venues gives added public relations value – their friends and neighbors can see and experience the fun and public service capability that their “ham radio” neighbors bring to the community.
Join in the fun! For more information on amateur radio and the ARRL – the national organization for Amateur Radio – visit www.arrl.org
Huntington Beach RACES Field Day
A short meeting will be held on Monday June 22 at 7pm in the EOC to finalize plans for the day.
Beach Bluff Park at Pacific Coast Highway and Goldenwest Blvd
9am early birds begin setup
10am late sleepers begin setup
11am contesting period begins for radio contacts
Operating stations will be on the beach bluff lot as space is available.Overflow parking available on the metered street and in the nearby residential streets
Talk-in and Logistics Net:
Huntington Beach City repeater on 145.140 (P/L 127.3)