SVARA Field Day 2011
June 25-26 @ Richland Township Park

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The Amateur Radio Field Day is a time where Radio operators from all over North America (and some other countries too) set up portable radio stations and run them on emergency power.  Then they try to talk to as many other radio stations as possible.
For more information, contact Dave, W8DW at
Thank you to all that participated in this years Field Day. 
And special thanks to all the dignitaries that came out to give us some extra points.

                   State Representative - Ken Horn
2011 Field Day Report from Dave , W8DW

Call Used: K8DAC
GOTA Station Call: KD8KDP 
ARRL/RAC Section:
 MI     Class: 6A
Participants: 23
Club/Group Name:
 Saginaw Valley ARA
Power Source(s): Generator, Battery, Solar

Power Multiplier: 2X

Bonus Points:
100% Emergency power  600
Media Publicity               100
Set-up in Public Place     100
Information Booth            100

W1AW Field Day Message                       100
Natural power QSOs completed                 100
Site Visit by invited elected official             100
Site Visit by invited served agency official   100
GOTA Bonus                                            0
Submitted via the Web                              50
Total Bonus Points                                  1,350

Score Summary:
                       CW    Digital  Phone  Total
Total QSOs      171    164      328
Total Points      342    328      328      998

Claimed Score = 1,996

2011 Photos from N8ERL


Directions to Location:
Field Day is held at the Richland Township Park.  The park is located off Hemlock Rd, north of M-46 in Hemlock, MI.  From Saginaw, go West on M-46 to the traffic light in Hemlock and turn right (North).  The entrance of the park is across the street from Hemlock High School which sits on the West side of the road.  This is a dirt road that leads back to the park.  The set up area is located in the grass area between the parking lot and ball fields.