Amateur Radio Field Day 2010

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Field Day 2010 - Flagstaff, Arizona

24 JUNE 2010 - Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Schulz and Hardy fires, our plans for Field Day have changed considerably.  Because of the fires we will not have access to Summit Fire Station as originally planned.  Arrangements have been made to have the Field Day held at Sinagua High School, 3950 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ.
Access to the site will be off of Mustang Way. This will be a scaled back effort  as the operators will be operating in category 2A rather than category 3A as originally planned.  CARC will not be involved as a club in Field Day this year, although some of our club members have opted to assist NADX Association with their Field Day efforts.  Many of our club members have been involved in and may still be assisting with providing back-up communications during the Hardy and Schulz fires and will not be available to assist with Field Day.
 11 AM 26 June 2010 (Saturday) - 11 AM 27 June 2010
(setup begins at 1300 June 25 2010 (Friday))

3950 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ
Access to the Site will be off of Mustang Way

Hosted by:
Northern Arizona DX Association
NAU Amateur Radio Club

This event is open to the public (Free Admission).  Amateur radio operators will operate under simulated emergency operating conditions , demonstrating their ability to operate in abnormal situations, under less than optimal conditions.  The general public will have the opportunity to operate radios at the Get on the Air (GOTA) Station.  Come out and see what Amateur Radio is all about.

Bob Wertz, NF7E,  928-527-0993
Mike Blair, KF7BRW, 928-225-2385
Jack Paplow, K7PAP, 928-522-0046

Call Signs:
W7TB - SSB #1, SSB #2, CW  & 6m
KC7KCN - GOTA Station

"Hams" go radio-active June 26-27

Thousands of Amateur Radio operators, often called “hams,” will be showing off their wireless capabilities June 26-27.  Erecting radio stations in community parks, campgrounds, schools and emergency centers throughout the country, they will hold a “Field Day” to show their emergency communications abilities while having fun talking to friends all over the continent with their radios. 

Amateur Radio activity is growing in the United States.  In 2009 over 30,000 new people became “hams.”  The technical skills of hams also has improved as almost 50% of American Amateur Radio operators have gone beyond the entry level licensing requirements and passed the more difficult testing to earn higher class FCC licenses.  There are more than 680,000 Amateur Radio operators in the US, and 2.5 million around the world. 

In the past months, the news has had many reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications in emergencies world-wide.  During fires, earthquakes, tornados and other crises, Amateur Radio was often the only way by which people could communicate.  Amateur Radio operators are often the first to provide critical early information and observations to emergency responders in crisis situations.  FEMA, DHS, the National Weather Service, and emergency management offices have Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARESŪ) operators in their emergency communications plans.  On June 26-27, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with the hams and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about.  Using their digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications, radio and even Web-radio hybrid systems along with historic Morse code, they prove “It’s not your Grandfather’s radio anymore.”

Using only emergency power, ham operators will construct temporary radio stations around the country for the weekend and send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis.  More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year's event. 

To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to WE Can Do That.  The public is most cordially invited to
 come, meet and talk with the hams.  See what modern Amateur Radio can do.  To find out where the
Amateur Radio operators will be set up in your area, go to ARRL Field Day 2010They can even help you
get on the air!

Coconino Amateur Radio Club, Northern Arizona DX Association and Northern Arizona University Amateur
Radio Club are proud participants in Field Day.

Check out the festivities at Field Day 2009