The Martin County Amateur Radio Association and the Martin County ARES/RACES Group will participate in ARRL Field Day 2017 on June 24th and 25th at Sandsprit Park in Stuart. Setup starts at 2 PM EDT (1800z) on Friday, with the official kickoff at 2 PM (1800z) on Saturday afternoon. The event typically continues until early after noon on Sunday, mostly depending on weather. The park is located at 3443 SE St. Lucie Blvd in Stuart, FL.
Our Field Day station features a "Get on the Air" (GOTA) station in addition to other field day and educational activities. As a joint effort of our clubs we will have talk-ins on the Stuart repeater on 147.060+ (tones to be off during these times). All people of any age interested in communications and electronics technology are welcome to visit us, Get on the Air, and find out more about this fascinating hobby which is also a Public Service resource in times of emergency.
What is Field Day?
Field Day is an Amateur (Ham) Radio exercise held on the last weekend of June each year to encourage emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators world-wide. USA Field Day is the largest single emergency preparedness exercise, with over 30,000 hams typically participating in the two day long event.
Field Day is a time to hone our skills and showcase our emergency preparedness as well as introduce the hobby to the public. Ham radio means something different to each person, but most of all, we are a friendly and helpful fraternity of people from all walks of life, and all geographic areas, who are willing to pitch-in and do what needs to be done. Come to Field Day in Stuart, Florida or find a local Field Day event in your area. You may be surprised at who you see there, and amazed at the advanced technologies we employ for communications fun as well as emergency public service.
Among the technologies we intend to demonstrate are Amateur Satellite communications, Radio Teletype (RTTY), PSK31 (similar to Instant Messaging, but without the phone), and of course, Morse Code (also called CW). Please join in the fun!
Below is a Google map of the Martin County ARRL Field Day location:
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