Field Day 2019

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The York Radio Club is participating in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) 2019 Field Day on June 22-23 at the Elmhurst Fire Department Training Facility (900 N. Addison Avenue). There is a map of the location below and there is almost always someone listening to the club repeater (442.875, +5 MHz, PL 114.8 Hz, Echolink node:305654).
On-site talk around frequency: 147.420 simplex.

This event is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Field Day is an opportunity to see Amateur Radio and emergency preparedness in action. We give first priority for our operating slots to club members, but if you want to operate and give us a heads up on your schedule, we’ll do our best to be accomodating. For people who don’t have much (or any) HF experience, we’ll be running a Get On The Air station, where a GOTA coach can help you make contacts (this is a good way to experience ham radio without having a license). You can sign up for set-up, take down and other tasks at this link.

You can download a copy of the 2019 Field Day rules [PDF] [48K], or the complete 2019 Field Day package [PDF] [827K] to learn more.


  • Chairmen: K9KE, KC9UIU, NX9G, W9YK and AC9QS
  • Computer networking, logging and FT-8 captain: NX9G (a good training video for N1MM+ logging software for Field Day is linked here)
  • Saturday dinner captain: KC9AMY (menu still being work on)
  • Power distribution captain: WB9HYB
  • Antenna captain: KC9UIU
  • SSB captain: K9KE
  • CW captain: NX9G
  • GOTA captain: KC9UIU


  • Some items you may want to bring: your own pair of headphones, work gloves, sun screen/hat, a small set of tools (ideally labeled with your callsign), mosquito repellent, flashlight, pen and notepad


  • Water
  • Dinner on Saturday evening (please signup on the linked spreadsheet, if you plan to attend or plan to bring something to share)
  • Club gear inventory is linked here


  • Alcohol
  • Lifting something heavy without asking for help
  • Bad attitudes


  • To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

RADIO MANUALS (the models we’ll be using is still being sorted out, so check back)

We often have elected officials, firefighters or police officers visit. If you know an official who might be interested to learn more about ham radio, please invite them.

W9YRC was featured in an official ARRL video, back in 2010.

Serving The Interests Of Amateur Radio in the Elmhurst area