Field Day 2019

SAARS Field Day 2019Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2019 is June 22-23.

The physical location address is: St. Johns FOP, 5050 Inman Road, St Augustine, FL, 32084.

Map Link

On Saturday, June 22nd we plan on meeting at the F.O.P. at 9:00am to complete the antenna setup, run coax and set equipment up inside the lodge. Again, anyone willing to assist can meet us there at 9:00am, or when you can make it. All help would be appreciated.

On Sunday, June 23rd we will plan on shutting down somewhere between noon and 2:00pm depending on activity and the quality of the bands. Please be aware that we will need some assistance from members breaking down everything, putting tables and chairs away, etc.

Starting at 10:00am on Saturday Liann, KE4LF, will be providing lunch to club members complements of St. Augie’s Doggies and will continue to cook until the food runs out. We are also requesting that anyone wishing to bring water, drinks, snacks, etc, for consumption during the 24 hour event please do so. If you will be bringing anything that needs to be refrigerated please bring a cooler as well. We will have a coffee pot and coffee available for the late night operators.

TALK-IN frequencies:
146.625 No Tone

You may have to call a couple of times, but keep calling. Call out to: SAARS Field Day Operations; we will respond with a proper call sign.

Some site rules:
At no time is anyone permitted to approach the area east of the pond. (the rifle range is on the far side of the hill)
Access through the second gate to the firing range is strictly off limits.
No Alcoholic beverages will be allowed anywhere on the property, no exceptions.
There will be no private trailers or campers permitted on F.O.P. property.
There will be no access to the commercial kitchen for any reason.

There are restrooms on the site.

If you have any questions in reference to the F.O.P. facility please reach out to either Dennis N4KPI or Frank KN4CLP, one of us will be onsite at all times during the event.

June 2019 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the  St. Augustine Airport Conference Center,  4730 Casa Cola Way, St. Augustine. (map)

The program this month will be:
Forecasting and tracking of hurricanes as it relates to Emergency Management.
by Angela Enyedi, Senior Meteorologist for U.S. National Weather Service

Please Note: No food or beverages are allowed in the meeting room

FL Parks On The Air

Anastasia

Florida State Parks on the Air
Saturday and Sunday April 6 – 7
8 AM till Dark
FOOD FUN AND RADIO
Please plan on attending this Special Event at
Anastasia State Park
Event will be held in the large Pavilion next to the Kayak launch area.
April is a great time to have an outdoor event as the weather is beautiful and no insects.

 FLParks2FLParks

April 2019 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in the  St. Augustine Airport Conference Center,  4730 Casa Cola Way, St. Augustine. (map)

The program this month will be:
Guest presentation by Joe Bassett
The challenges he faced during hurricane deployment to Puerto Rico

Please Note: No food or beverages are allowed in the meeting room

March 2019 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the  St. Augustine Airport Conference Center,  4730 Casa Cola Way, St. Augustine. (map)

The program this month will be:

Vintage Radio Review via PowerPoint

Please Note: No food or beverages are allowed in the meeting room

Palatka Amateur Radio Club Special Event

Amateur RadioThe Palatka Amateur Radio Club invites everyone to join us at the Palatka Home Depot Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:00am for a demonstration of what ham radio operators can do. I apologize for the short notice but we just found out about this. We will be set up in front of the Home Depot at 417 N SR-19, Palatka, FL 32177. There will also be public safety equipment and ShandsCair medical helicopter will be on display. Our plans are to have an RV setup and equipment in operation from HF through UHF. We will need operators and anyone who just wants to have some fun!

For further information contact Billy via email at Billy@nullkd4bee.net.

Pictures are up

February 2019 Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the  St. Augustine Airport Conference Center,  4730 Casa Cola Way, St. Augustine. (map)

The program this month will be:

Building on the foundation Doug has put in place, we are reaching out to the membership for their ideas and thoughts.  Your feedback on what you like most about the club, what changes you may like to see, any ideas and/or suggestion you may have to improve the club, are welcome. We welcome everyone’s option and appreciate everyone’s support. 

Please Note: No food or beverages are allowed in the meeting room

Winter Field Day 2019

winter_fdKE4YAF – Ray Aguiar is sponsoring Winter Field Day at his place in Bunnell, FL

Location is: 5317 Canal Ave. – Bunnell, FL 32110 (map)

Saturday – January 26th, 2019 *** Arrive any time from 8am on.

Talk-in 145.450 no tone

Join the SAARS Wednesday night net at 7pm for more information and discussion.

What you need to bring:

Your own chair – Any radio/antenna that you wish to try out, Maybe a power strip, folding table if you have one

Contribute to the food: Bring chips, dip, soda, anything that make us fat and happy.

What we will have:

Electric Power, Generator, Tent, a table or two, Gas and Charcoal grill, Some sort of food, probably hot dogs. A few will bring their radios, which you are welcome to use.