2020 American Radio Relay League Field Day

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Christopher K.
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2020 American Radio Relay League Field Day

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As determined by the American Radio Relay League, 2020's ARRL Field Day emergency exercise will run from 1pm CDT on Saturday 27 June to 1pm CDT on Sunday 28 June. This year's stated goal is "to contact as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions". Field Day being the most popular Amateur Radio event, it is expected that 30,000 to 40,000 North American "hams" will take part.

The Highland Road Park Observatory will be open to the general public from 2pm to 10pm on Saturday only. There will be no admission fee. The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will host a GOTA station and other educational activities during that time span.

More information:
http://www.arrl.org/field-day

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Re: 2020 American Radio Relay League Field Day

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The March meeting of the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club has been canceled, but members will be keeping track of one another on Tuesday the 31st as they hit the ham waves.

Remember, although you must have a license to transmit it is perfectly fine to own a ham radio and listen to the voice traffic.

VE2DPE's "Ham Radio Secrets":
https://www.hamradiosecrets.com/

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Re: 2020 American Radio Relay League Field Day

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I would like to express my distress at learning of the passing last night of Richard "Buddy" Brown Jr., call sign N5BUD. Buddy was a first-class act, always enthusiastic regarding the Amateur Radio Service. Many HRPO patrons and BRAS volunteers remember him fondly as he staffed the equipment and Morse practice tables at the annual Field Day events. He also helmed many of the free ham courses given at various local library branches.

When a ham passes, especially one as active and invaluable as Buddy, the event is termed a "Silent Key" and the entire ARS and civil emergency communities mourn...
http://www.arrl.org/news/national-silen ... e-lives-on

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Re: 2020 American Radio Relay League Field Day

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The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club has decided to utilize the at-home guidelines issued by the American Radio Relay League. BRARC members will take part in the event from their private residences. Therefore, the standard ARRL Field Day to which HRPO visitors are accustomed will not take place in 2020. However, HRPO personnel are attempting to secure a ham radio so visitors on the 27th can hear the Field Day traffic. Also, they may secure a key to allow visitors to practice CW (Morse).

More information:
http://www.arrl.org/temporary-rule-waiv ... d-day-2020

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Re: 2020 American Radio Relay League Field Day

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During this Field Day season (through the end of the month), BRARC officers are standing by to receive inquiries regarding acquisition of individual Amateur Radio Service licenses, and local classes for the preparation of the tests to get those licenses.

More information:
http://brarc.org/

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