Field Day

"Every day is Field Day". Look here for news about the January and June Field Day events and other portable events throughout the year.

Field Day 2019

Date: 
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 1:00pm to Sun, 06/23/2019 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Red Cross - SVRC Meeting Room
Description: 

This year, the SVRC is going to host the field day station at the Red Cross 3rd floor club meeting room on June 22 & 23.  You can sign up for specific one-hour blocks during the nearly two-day event.  We are trying something new by operating from the club station in hopes of garnering more public participation and demonstrating to our sponsor, the American Red Cross, our ability to conduct grand scale communications from their facility.  This is only a trial.  If we wish, we can return to the Riverton School location next year.

Field Day 2019

Field Day 2019 will be held June 22/23, 2019 at the Red Cross building at 1045 Outer Park Drive in Springfield. The operation will be as an Emergency Operations Center classificatrion. The official start of the event will be at 1:00 p.m. with some setup prior to that time.

Field Day 2018

Date: 
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:00am to Sun, 06/24/2018 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Riverton Middle School 1014 E Lincoln St, Riverton, IL 62561
Description: 

Field Day is just around the corner June 23, 0900 to start setting up and start operating at 1300 through June 24,1300 but if you haven't signed up there's still time for you to get in on the fun and experience of operating in the "field" at Riverton Middle School. This is a ARRL sponsored event that hams and ham clubs all over the country participate in. If you haven't done so, contact SVRC Field Day co-chair Ron Bakunas, KC9TEP.
A great field day is being planned, we're having several operating stations for those who want to test their radio skills and more!

ARRL Field Day

Date: 
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:00am to Sun, 06/24/2018 - 1:00am
Location: 
Riverton Middle School, 1014 East Lincoln Street, Riverton, IL
Description: 

Field Day-Family Day is open to the public-please come out & visit! Riverton Middle School at 1014E. Lincoln, Riverton, IL

Field Day

What is Field Day?

It's where ham radio operators set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities.  It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach and technical skills all in a single event.  Some dedicated ham operators transmit all day and night!

2017 Field Day a Success!

Non-Hams visit GOTA Station

The 2017 Field Day held at Riverton Middle School on Saturday June 24th through June 25th was a success.  We had 9 stations participating. 20 meters was hopping and even 6 meters opened up for some great contacts.10 meters was a little slow much of the day on Saturday but started to heat up late in the afternoon then really took off Sunday morning.  All in all, W9DUA scored 1,755 points which have been submitted to ARRL for the final ranking.

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ARRL Field Day

Date: 
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:00am to Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Riverton Middle School, 1014 East Lincoln Street, Riverton, IL
Description: 

Field Day-Family Day is open to the public-please come out & visit! Riverton Middle School at 1014E. Lincoln, Riverton, IL

Family Day

Stop by for fun family activities on Saturday June 24th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Field Day Up Close

Date: 
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
American Red Cross, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Third Floor, Springfield, IL
Description: 

Field Day co-chair Jeremy Wells (KC9WMV) with co-chair Ron Bakunas KC9TEP, will detail the Club's Field Day event coming up at the Riverton Middle School on Saturday, June 24 through Sunday June 25 with a head-to-toe powerpoint that will show and tell you everything you need to know and bring to this annual event.

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