ARRL East Bay Section

Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club – Field Day 2008

Posted by k6bq on June 23rd, 2008

mdarc_logo.gifIn response to the ever present danger of disaster striking its citizens, the City of Walnut Creek, along with the members of the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club, are hosting a radio communications event called  Field Day. Field Day is a national event, during which Amateur Radio Operators setup and run their radios as an emergency preparedness exercise.

This June, starting at 11AM on Friday the 27th, running until 11AM on Sunday the 29th, the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club will be setting up and operating from Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek (map). The public is invited to come down and witness radio communications, similar to what would be necessary after a wide scale disaster. Experience the thrill of speaking on the radio with someone across the country, using nothing but the air around you.

This will be a great opportunity to bring Amateur Radio into the public eye, as Heather Farm Park is a fairly public place, with regular events occurring on weekends.  MDARC will be operating a total of 6 stations, on the following frequencies:

160M / 15M

80M / 10M

40M

20M

VHF / UHF (50 MHz, 144 MHz, 440 MHz)

GOTA (Get On The Air)

View the event flyer here.

For more information, contact MDARC President Jason Legate at mdarc@proxime.net.