Winter Field Day 2024

winter_fdThe St Augustine Amateur Radio Society will participate in Winter Field Day 2024 with operations at Faver-Dykes State Park on Sat 1/27 and Sun 1/28. We have the pavilion nearest the water reserved for Saturday and Sunday.

Faver-Dykes State Park. 1000 Faver Dykes Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32086. (MAP) The entrance is just north of the US1/I-95 interchange in the southern part of St Johns County. Park admission is $5 per vehicle using the honor station at the entrance to the park. You can also purchase single-day use passes online ahead of time  at: Single use day pass

Winter Field Day operations start at 2 pm local time Saturday. Since January 27 is the last Saturday of the month we can still meet for the monthly breakfast . If you arrive at the park in the 10 am to 11 am time frame you should have plenty of time to set up.
Our operation time
We expect the bulk of our operation to be on Saturday afternoon, with some members staying on through the evening. We’ll need to break down the stations and antennas when we leave for the day (unless someone intends to operate through the night).

Food and drink
There are no concession stands at the park, and not much else in the general vicinity. The club will provide lunch in the 12 noon-ish to 2 pm time frame (just prior to operations). We recommend that you bring your own drinks and bring food for later in the day. There will be no meal service on Sunday, so pack food and drinks accordingly if you intend to operate from the park that day.

Fleas and ticks
The park is known for its share of insects, so we recommend you pack insect repellent.

We will also conduct a pre-event planning meeting. See Bob’s email.

We look forward to our first event of 2024 and hope to see you there. Even if you don’t intend to operate, stop by to see the setups and enjoy some lunch.

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