Field Day

Typically held the third full weekend in June

This is the ARRL sanctioned big event of the year. More than 40,000 hams on the air and everyone trying to contact everyone else. This is an unparalleled feat of clubs and individuals taking their gear out into the field and getting everything working to some extent. This is also the ultimate excuse to show off your gear and your skills. We welcome all to this event be you a newly licensed ham or a hardened veteran. This event runs for 24 hours on all non-warc bands across the nation and some overseas. 

Field day is a long held tradition for operators in the US starting in 1933. Of course it is a fantastic exercise in rapid station deployment and operation, but it means so much more.

This event offers the perfect environment for non-hams, new hams, and OM's to gain experience and learn something new. For many, their first field day determines their path through the hobby going forward. There is always something to be learned from operating basics to antenna construction to electronics and digital communications. We want to not only continue this long-held tradition, we want to expand it but to do that we need your help. Please get this event on your calendar, remind your fellow hams, offer to help setup the antennas and stations, or just offer to operate for a few hours during the event. Bring your questions, bring your gear, bring your projects, we want to see it!

Lets not allow this wonderful event to fade away within our county and club!

Firstly, a resounding thank you to everyone who participated and supported last year. We had an amazing setup crew, but missed many of our operators during the actual event. In many cases a single operator manned his station all day resulting in most stations going off-air during the night

Remember this is more than just a contest, it is a place where we should all be working together to learn and grow. In order to make this happen we need more ham-power to deploy and most importantly operate stations again this year. We would like to continue operating as a 4A with the upper band conditions doing very well, which will require at least 16 operators to do smoothly. You do not have to hold any license class to operate under the club callsign, anyone can sit down and have fun. Even if you're just thinking about getting a license, we can show you the ropes and put you on the air. If you would rather just operate the logging software in a supporting position, that is needed as well.

Schedule of Events:

Who do we need?


Dinner will be held Saturday at 6:00PM

Sloppy joe and buns provided, assorted sides and potluck (please bring something to share)

We especially need folks for the following positions:

WE NEED EVERYONE, lets revive the GSARC field day experience.

Remember, even a couple hours of operation will significantly help. You do not need to be there for the full 24 hours.