Field Day 2015 -  June 27 and 28

This year we will again be at Shawnee Mission Park – Observation Tower

Start: 1800 UTC Saturday - End 2100 UTC Sunday

Always the fourth full weekend in June

 

As the largest single weekend of Amateur Radio annually in the US, Field Day has something for everyone. There are new experiences for even the veteran operator – from new digital modes to explore to new antennas and equipment to try to making new friends with visitors on Field Day. The combination of “tried and true” plus “new and different” is what makes this event special. 

 

We encourage all Field Day 2015 participants to try something new this year. Challenge yourself and be adventurous. Have you always wanted to try to contact an amateur satellite but never quite got around to it? Plan and work one of “the birds”.

 

Are you rusty on passing traffic or hosting VIPs to your Field Day QTH? There is no better time to polish those skills than the fourth full weekend in June.

 

There are no rule changes for Field Day 2015 which means we can be even more creative with station operations, layout, display, etc.  The Public Relations and Publicity bonuses are excellent opportunities for us to carry the message of Amateur Radio to our local communities. We can once again use the GOTA station to help teach newly licensed amateurs how to be active on the air.

 

We want to reach out to community youth groups – such as Girl/Boy Scouts or

other youth organizations – to promote Field Day as an education opportunity. The more we promote that Amateur Radio is alive, well and FUN, the greater the return YOUR investment of time.

 

Between now and Field Day we will be reviewing, discussing and looking for your ideas for Field Day.  We need to determine which and how many stations, layout, teams for each station plus food and greeting tent.  Come and join in being a part of the planning group for one of our largest events of the year!!

 

Contact Information:

Bill Gery KA2FNK – President Johnson County Radio Amateur Club 

wgery@kc.rr.com

Jay Greenough WJ0X – Field Day Coordinator

jayrg58@gmail.com

Campfire at Ensor Museum

Listen to 145.29 Mhz Repeater for the possiblity of a campfire at the Ensor Museum.   Time and date will be anounced on the Repeater. The website for the Ensor Museum (and directions) is......

www.ensorparkandmuseum.org/

JCRAC

Welcome to nonprofit organization 501(c)(3)  EIN 48-1071476 dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Radio.  The club is involved in various public service events and many members are involved in other public service associated programs such as A.R.E  .S., E.C.S. and SATERN.

President's Corner

March 2015

March did come in like a lion, sort of. Snow on the ground, no wind and temperature on a roller coaster ride. Dipping to the single digits one day an then back up into the 40s and 50s. With these temperatures swings at least only have to clear the steps of snow. Mother nature has taken care of the driveway.

The Club's new 145.29 repeater is performing great. Bill Brinker, WAØCBW believes the new repeater has an plenty of good ventilation. So summer heat  should not be an issue with this installation. The new 440 repeater which is comes an line will be another good addition.

Club event planning for 2015 is well underway. As always thank you to club members that put in extra time to make the shootout,  Field day, auction and Ensor camp fires a success.

73's

Bill KA2FNK, President

Upcomming Events

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Upcoming Programs

March 13, 2015     7:30 pm

The Program for this meeting will be "The Lost art of modifying Radios" by Dennis Baker KE0QM.

March 27, 2015  7:30 pm

The Program for this meeting will be Raspberry Pi by Aaron Boots AA0RN

Weekly Net Check-ins

443.725 Repeater 145.29 Repeater
Date # Date #
Mar-04 22 Mar-05 25
Mar-11 17 Mar-12 26
Mar-18 18 Mar-19 27
Mar-25 21 Mar-26 24

 

 Financials

The Treasurer's Report for March 13, 2015

Cash on Hand   

$282.11

Checking

$530.08

Savings

$7,536.26

Total

$8,348.45

   

Repeater Operating Reserve

$763.87

Memorial Fund

$225.00