Field Day is just around the corner and the York Radio Club monthly meeting on June 19 will be devoted almost entirely to its preparation. If you’re planning to attend Field Day, please make every effort to be at this meeting. We will be putting the finishing touches on our plan, goals, rules, operating schedule, equipment usage and logging software.
The June 19th meeting will be held at the usual location which is the 2nd floor meeting room of the Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 West Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL. 60126. The meeting starts at 8:00pm and VE testing for all FCC license elements will be held one hour prior, or at 7:00pm.
Similar to the prior year, here are a few aspects for this year’s 2015 June 27-28 Field Day plan:
+ We’ll be at the Fire Department Training Facility, 910 N. Addison, Elmhurst. This site give’s us excellent antenna height for the various antennas we will deploy. Our site is mapped to the ARRL’s Field Day locator, linked here: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator
+ Our CW operators will have direct keying from the logging software, improving accuracy and reducing fatigue.
+ We’ll have a detailed operating plan and schedule designed to keep all three stations as productive as possible.
+ We’ll have SSB, CW, PSK and RTTY and operate on the following bands: 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M, 10M, 6M, 2M.
+ We expect some city officials to pay us a visit to learn about ham radio and our emergency preparedness, including potentially the Chief of Police from the Elmhurst Police Department.
If you know anyone interested in learning about our hobby, invite them to our Field Day. Hope to see you at the monthly meeting and at Field Day.
The York Radio Club held its annual Valentine’s Day DInner at the Bohemian Crystal Restaurant in Downers Grove. The food was fantastic as well as the camaraderie among the members. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the club’s “Circuit Board Award” to George KC9UIU for his many contributions throughout the year.
Congratulations George on your award and many thanks for the work you have done to keep things running!