Amateur Radio Field Day

The Lubbock Amateur Radio Club will be open to the public at noon on Saturday the 27th until noon on Sunday the 28th. The event will last 24 hours as we put our radios and operating on display.  Feel free to come hang out, learn, and even talk on the radio! 

If you are new to Ham radio and would like to learn more, this will be the perfect opportunity to get in the driver seat with the help from experienced radio operators. 

Food, drinks, and snacks will be provided Saturday evening for those who attend.  Operations will be indoors and air conditioned. Radio equipment will be supplied. However, you are welcome to bring and use your own equipment. Our exchange will be “K5LIB  3D  WTX” as we will be using permanent stations and commercial power.

Due to Covid-19 the ARRL has allowed individuals who participate at home to submit their logs toward a Club log this year. So, for those who don’t feel comfortable in a group setting, you are more than welcome to participate from home.  To do this, just use your own radio call sign during Field Day and you will be able to apply your log toward a club call sign when it is submitted to the ARRL.

Please contact me if you would like more information or click one of the buttons below.

73,

Brandon Kimbrell K5BEK
LARC Secretary
k5bek@arrl.net
1-806-317-2620

What is Field Day?

It’s a Contest

Some hams compete against others to see who can contact more people on the air, or even competing  with themselves to see if they can do better than they did last year. The temporary, outdoor, battery-and- generator-powered setups that are a hallmark of Field Day present an extra challenge for hams who may  be used to getting on the air from their home stations.

It’s Emergency Training
 
Some ham groups use ARRL Field Day to practice their emergency response capabilities. Ham radio has  been called into action again and again to provide communications support in crises when it really matters.  Hams also use these skills to help with events such as marathons, parades, fairs, and other planned, non- emergency activities.

It’s Fun

ARRL Field Day brings radio amateurs together for a weekend of teamwork, friendly competition, skill  building, and time spent with old and new friends — both in person and on the air. Many ham radio groups  organize picnics, cookouts, campouts, games, and other activities to make their Field Day operations even  more fun.

What is the ARRL?

ARRL is the national membership association for amateur radio in the US. We provide opportunities to discover radio, develop skills and service your local community. Our mission is to advance the art, science  and enjoyment of amateur radio.

What is Amateur Radio?

Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. The worldwide  community of licensed “ham” operators use the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications  technology, from Morse code, to microphones, to bouncing signals off the moon. Ham radio operators can  be any age, come from any background and all enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data, and  pictures through the air to places near and far, without depending on commercial systems.

The amateur radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where individuals  can experiment with wireless communications.

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