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ARRL Field Day - June 24-25, 2017

What: ARRL Field Day
When: June 24-25, 2016
Where: The former site of Webster Elementary School
37855 Lyndon St.
Livonia, MI 48152
Who Anybody and everybody interested in amateur radio!

Field Day is THE premiere annual amateur radio exercise encouraging emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators. Sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the nation, often with over 30,000 operators participating each year. Field Day takes place the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (1400 EDT) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC (1659 EDT) Sunday.

The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will be returning to the former site of Webster Elementary School in Livonia for the 3rd consecutive year. Located at the corner of Lyndon and Blue Skies St., just west of Newburgh and south of 5 Mile Road, the site will be occupied by LARC for its Field Day operations beginning on Friday, June 24 until Sunday, June 26. All are welcome to join in the fun, whether you are a licensed amateur radio operator or not!

LARC will be operating as K8UNS 4A MI

What in the world does that mean? Glad you asked!
  • K8UNS is LARC's club callsign, so all Field Day stations at the site will transmit using that callsign.
  • 4A is our "operating class", which means we will be operating 4 transmitters simultaneously (2 SSB, 1 CW, 1 Digital) and on non-commercial power (think gas-powered generators).
  • MI means we are in Michigan

Final Schedule TBD (Below is 2016 Schedule)
Friday, June 23
6:00 PM - Tent setup

Saturday, June 24
8:00 AM - Weekly club breakfast @ Senate Coney Island (Plymouth Road and Stark Road)
9:30 AM - Equipment setup
2:00 PM - Field Day operations begin

Sunday, June 25
2:00 PM - Field Day operations end/tear-down & site cleanup begins

Here is the planned layout for the site, subject to change as necessary.

For more information about Field Day, check out the ARRL's Field Day site here