Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach
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Amateur Radio Field Day 2016
Annual Summer Event scheduled at Recreation Park
Long Beach, CA, May 31, 2016: The Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach (ARALB) will be participating in the annual Field Day event on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Recreation Park, located at 4900 e 7th Street in Long Beach. The event begins at 11:00 am PST and runs for 24 hours. All aspects of Amateur Radio will be on display including Morse Code, Satellite, and various Digital Communications. The McBride High School Amateur Radio Club will be participating with ARALB members, and the Columbia Astronomers of Downey will also be on hand with Telescopes for some nighttime viewing and will be showcasing Solar scopes for viewing the sun. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.
Yes, Field Day is just around the corner - June 25-26.
It'll be a full and fun event. Hope to see you there.
· Location: Recreation Park, Long Beach. 4900 East 7th Street (at Federation Street, just west of the Dog Park and the Casting Club)
· Set Up: Friday, June 24 at 3:00pm
· Meal Costs: $20 for the whole weekend (includes 5 meals, Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast) or $5 per meal. Buy meal tickets from Julie Potter.
· ARRL License Testing: Saturday, 1:00pm. $15
· Astronomy Presentation: Saturday, 7:00pm. Telescopes for daytime and nighttime viewing.
· Take Down: Sunday, June 26 at 11:00am
Contest Hours: Saturday, June 25 at 11:00am through Sunday, June 26 at 11:00am
· 24 hour contest.
· 7 stations.
· 5 meals.
· 2 night campout (Friday and Saturday).
· 1 testing session.
1 astronomy presentation.
Field Day has been an annual event sponsored by the American Radio Relay League ARRL since 1933. Each year for a 24 hour period during the last weekend of June amateur radio operators throughout United States and Canada try to make as many contacts as possible by radio from remote locations with other amateur radio operators.
Operations during Field Day are intended to simulate conditions that would exist in an emergency situation. Stations are set up on remote temporary locations using generators, solar panels and temporary antennas.
The Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach (ARALB) are committed to local community service through the use of amateur radio. ARALB usually is operating as an 8A class station, "Eight independent Stations simultaneously on different bands."
The ARALB Field Day 2015 was located at Recreation Park, 4900 East 7th Street & Federation Drive in Long Beach on June 27th & 28th. For a map and photo of the location click here.
Previous Field Day Adventures
ARALB Field Day 2015 Participants
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