SVARA Field Day 2021
June 26-27 @ Kochville Township Park

Field Day 2021

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Thank you to everyone that attended Field Day 2021.  Even with the challenges of the weather, we had a great turnout. We had many old hams, a few new hams and hams from other areas come out to the site.
Dinner of Jimmy John's subs were enjoyed by all and the great brownies by Jeff KC8BDQ and Judy KC8BYI were a perfect way to finish off the meal.
Because of the Sunday weather outlook, it was decided that we would stop operation on Saturday night, but mother nature threw us a curveball and kept the rain away.
We look forward to next years event.

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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.
Our captains for this years event is Dave W8DW and Ron KC8YVF. For more information, contact Ron at

SVARA Field Day 2021

The weekend June 26 and 27 is ARRL Field Day. SVARA will be participating in field day again this year. We will be at Elmer Lang Park in Kochville Township, this is off Mackinaw road behind the fire station about a half mile north of Tittabawassee Road. 

All are encouraged to come and participate. Station captains will be looking for loggers as well as operators. This is a fun event and a good time to get your feet wet operating HF. If you know someone that isnít licensed and would like to give it a try please bring them out, no age limit. If you are a technician class licensee you can give HF a try. You can come out and see SSB, CW and Digital stations in action.  

We will be starting setup about 10:00 AM Saturday morning and any help is welcome. Setup can give you a chance to learn about setting up a HF station and maybe give you some ideas about antennas that you can use on you own station. 

Field Day operations officially start at 2:00 PM Saturday and run till 2:00 PM on Sunday. Bring your tent and stay if you would like. This is a great time to get those radio question answered or just have a nice eyeball QSO.  

Sunday around Noon we will be taking down antennas and packing up gear and would appreciate any help with that if you can come out on Sunday. 

I hope to see you all this weekend.  

Station captains we will meet at the site on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM and pick station placement. If there is anything you need call me and Iíll see if I can help you out. Donít forget to download the newest N3FJP field day software. The FD call will again be the club call K8DAC. The pass for the software is username: K8DAC and the Pass: 33431.

I hope to see everyone and hope that we all have a great Field Day. 
Ron KC8YVF and Dave W8DW

Field Day Video 2012 by Tom N8EUI (you will need a video player like QuickTime to view this video)
320 x 240 Video Size (16.9 MB)

Directions to Location:
Field Day is held at the Kochville Township Park.  The park is located off Mackinaw Rd between Tittabawassee and Kochville Roads.  The park is behind the Kochville Township offices and Fire Department on the west side of the road.