Field Day, is the largest event in amateur radio. Each year on the last weekend in June more than 35,000 amateur radio operators in the United States and Canada take to the field and operate under simulated emergency conditions for twenty-four hours. Most amateurs operate from public parks and invite community leaders to visit the event. For over a century amateur radio operators have been coming to the need for communities that have suffered major disasters. Amateur radio operators have helped out in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Katrina, The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, Nepal Earthquake, Moore Tornadoes, and Space Shuttle Columbia. Field Day was established to give amateur radio operators valuable experience in setting up and operating their radio stations off the grid.
This year the Mid-Del Amateur Radio Club is going to continue the tradition at our clubs traditional Field Day site at Regional Park in Midwest City. Regional Park is Midwest Cities largest and most popular park. It offers a large playground, miles of pedestrian trails, dog parks, basketball courts, dozens of picnic tables and much more.
Midwest City takes great pride in keeping Regional Park a clean and safe place for people of all ages. The site that the Mid-Del Amateur Radio Club sets up at is located on the western end of the park in the teardrop. The Teardrop is located just south of the dog parks on Reno Avenue.
Now is the time to start planning the 2018 ARRL Field Day. The Mid-Del Amateur Radio Club’s goals for Field Day is for everyone to have a safe and fun experience. For a club to put on an event like Field Day, hours and hours of planning and preparations are involved. This year’s planning committee is going to be headed by Aaron SCOTT K5ATG and Tanya TOCK KF5VBU. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help out you can contact Aaron at K5ATG@ARRL.net and Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check back often for updates on Field Day 2018 plans.