ARRL Field Day 2018

June 23 and 24 2018 Set up will be Friday June 22th at 8:00 AM  and the Contest begins Saturday at 2:00 PM thru Sunday at 2:00PM. We will use the Community Hanger Located next to the FBO at the Airpark Just follow the Signs to get to the Field Day site If you are a New Ham or a seasoned Ham operator you should see the hobby at it's Finest. Every ham should visit a Field Day to witness an participate during this event.

30 Second ARRL Public Service Announcement

All are welcome!  Come out and see what we do, how we setup for and emergency and communicate with others all over the country.  We will have Five fully operational stations up and running using Morse Code, Voice, and Digital modes, on all bands 2m 70 CM, 6 meter,10, 15 20,40 and 80 meter. Vertical, Beam and long wire antennas are used in a portable setup at a remote site with Emergency power!. AERO is part of the Maryland DC section and is proud to promote this wonderfully hobby we call Amateur Radio.

Our objective is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding 30,30,17 and 12 meter bands) and to learn to operate in a abnormal situations in less that optimal conditions.  Field Day is open to all amateurs in the area covered by the FCC/RAC Field Organizes and countries within IARU Region 2.  DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries. We need operators and setup/teardown activities or lust come out and hang with us!. You don't have to be a club member to participate.  Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come out and see how we communicate with other states during a simulated Emergency situation. W3PGA is one of the few clubs that operate out of a working Airport!

Stop by and you will be amazed at what we can do on short notice incase of a National Emergency!.  During such an event cell and land line telephones may be down, infrastructure we all use daily ceases to function. Power failures and many other obsticals prevent the ordinary person from communicating. That will NEVER stop a Ham operator! Even if the Internet goes down we hams have a way to pass messages over a radio based system any where in the world with in 24 hours during an emergency.

You can see the Equipment we use and sit and listen to what we do on the air and the stations we contact all over USA and Canada! If your comfortable you can even make a contact yourself under a liscened Amateur's control!  We operate Five stations on Emergency power and we have lighting and house power for everything but the Transmitters.

The Beam  

 

 

Field Day ARRL Website    Talk-in on the 147.240/147.840 Repeater system.

Aero has it's Field Day operations at the Essex Skypark 1401 Diffendal Road off Back Riverneck Rd. in Essex, MD 21221.

Lat/Long: 39-15-44.7150N / 076-25-55.6050W
39-15.745250N / 076-25.926750W
39.2624208 / -76.4321125
(estimated)
Elevation: 15 ft. / 4.6 m (surveyed)
Variation: 10W (1985)
From city: 3 miles SE of BALTIMORE, MD
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 21221

  

 

 

This will be our sisth year at the Skypark We will operate 5 Stations again this year on Emergency Power. Antennas include 5-BTV vertical, 20 Meter Beam, Band specific Dipoles, Windom  OCF Dipole, GP15 Vertical (2,440,6M) 2 Meter Beam. We begin to operate starting at 2 PM Saturady through 2 PM Sunday, CW and Phone and Digital transmissions are used.

We try to contact as many US and Canadian stations as posiable with in a 24 hour time frame. Logging is done on computer at each station.

There are Camping sites, plenty of parking and plenty of Coffee and Cookies! We have a small kitchen set up. The club rents a Spot-A-pot for the weekend. We have use of the FBO in case of bad weather! 28 members participated last year in various posistions including setup and tear down operations as well as operators and support staff. Come on out and join us and see what amateur radio is all about!

 

Field Day 2017 Crew

 

 

 

  Here are our stats for Field Day 2017

ARRL 2017 Results

 

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