Field Day

Are amateur radio operators prepared to help in an emergency? Every forth full weekend in June amateur radio operators demonstrate their readiness through Field Day. For 24 hours we run our radios off of batteries, solar power, and generators to practice and to educate the public on the importance of amateur radio.

Location

L. L. “Stub” Stewart State Park has been OTVARC’s official Field Day location since 2008. We meet at the Hilltop Day-use area. Setup starts Friday afternoon and continues into the early evening. Operations begin at noon on Saturday morning and run through noon of the following day. OTVARC provides a dinner to participating club members on Saturday evening.

Note: A $5.00 day use parking permit is required. These permits can be purchased at the park. 12 and 24 month permits can be purchased at the park or online.

Preparation

If you would like to join us, we recommend bringing the following:

  • Food for Friday and Saturday
  • Drinking water
  • Spray water bottle in case of heat
  • Extra clothing (wearing layers is highly recommended)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Camping equipment if you’re staying over
  • Poles, antennae, portable rigs, generators, etc.
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Table Cloths
  • Camping chairs
  • A readiness to have a good time