Field Day 2019

SCARS Field Day 2019 will be held on June 22-23, 2019, at the Cleveland County Red Cross building located at 1205 Halley Ave in Norman, OK. We start setting up at 9:00 am on Saturday and operate the radios from 1:00 pm Saturday through 1:00 pm Sunday. We will operate as a Class 3F designation, with a CW transmitter, an SSB transmitter, and a data radio. In addition, we will have a free VHF transmitter running on 2 and 6 meters. Our Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) transmitter will be up and running, as well. 

For those that help with the set-up, there will be lunch served on Saturday. All are welcome to the evening meal (6 pm) where the club will provide burgers, hot dogs, hot links, buns, water, tea, lemonade, and coffee. Please bring a dish or 2 to share with the rest of us. Desserts, chips, salads, beans, and side dishes are always good choices. Bring any additional drinks that you may desire. For those that make an early Sunday appearance, biscuits and gravy will be your morning meal.

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The CW crew operates a 20/40/80m fan dipole, about 40′ in the air, in the East/West plane. The SSB crew uses a 20/40/80 fan dipole about 35′ in the North/South plane. These antennas tune up well on 160 M through 6 M. The digital crew will use a Tilted, Terminated, Folded Dipole (T2FD) antenna off the end of the SSB antenna.

The GOTA station uses three sections of chain link fence rail as a homebrew vertical antenna located on the northeast side of the building. This antenna has a tuner located at the base giving it the capability of multi-band operation. The antenna is fed with 300′ of RG-6 cable running back to the shack.

The SCARS VE Team will provide a VE license testing session on Saturday at 2:00 pm so you can pass your test on Field Day.

We will operate a “Hidden Transmitter Hunt” at 4:00 pm on Saturday, so bring your portable radios and your direction finding antennas. The SCARS tape measure antenna is a great tool to chase down the transmitter.

About 550 contacts were made last year during the event. Also, several participants took part in a “Fox Hunt” as a fun side activity on Saturday.

Above all, a good time will be had by all.

See you next there.