POTTSTOWN AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Our 2018 Field Day is in the planning stages. More to come! Get involved!
June 24-25, 2017
Hopewell Fire Tower at French Creek State Park
2:00 p.m. Saturday through 2:00 p.m. Sunday
ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. All are welcome to visit the PAARC Field Day location and get on the air with us!
- For location: enter call sign “W3T ” on ARRL Web page, field day Locator
- Google Map to Hopewell Fire Tower: https://goo.gl/maps/9V5rWoE7kn52
- GPS coordinates: Lat N-40.20136, Long. W75.81133
Sign up for radio operations and/or setup!
Phone – Digi – GOTA –
CW – VHF / UHF
– Our antennas will be over 1000′ Above sea level!
– Bring your own food and drink/cooler and cup.
– Club will provide charcoal for grill. There’s also plenty of loose wood up on mountain for cooking.
– Running on generators, or bring your own battery
– N3WXW will provide generators and one 100′ cable.
– Portable camp potty available
– Camping available – let Ed know in advance if you plan to stay overnight
Please note that alcohol is not allowed in the park.
Park police patrol the park at regular intervals. No alcohol. No shooting guns. No fires other than the pavilion grills. We expect visits from park campers. We will try to have a talk in on 147.210, but past experience during set up is that everyone is too busy to pay attention to the repeater.
We’ll meet for breakfast at 9:00 am on Saturday at the Pottstown Diner. Please let Ed / K3BVQ Know if you are making the breakfast. By the way, if you can’t make field day with us, you can still come to the breakfast for the good fellowship and plenty of story telling!
Ed McCoy – N3WXW 610.469.9737
2016 PAARC Field Day Re-cap
Thanks to all who came up to the Hopewell Fire Tower for our first Field Day in this new location! The weather was beautiful, and hundreds of contacts were made! We celebrated the true purpose of Field Day this year – to communicate in challenging conditions, plus we had fun! A special thank you goes to Ed (N3WXW) for his Field Day leadership.