6/23/09 - SCARC Field Day 2009

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SCARC Field Day
June 27 and 28, 2009

Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center
20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292
Stanwood, Washington

From Points North (Mt Vernon, Bellingham)
Going South on I-5 take exit 212 (Stanwood/Camano Island).
* Turn right onto Hwy 532 and travel approximately 5 1/4 miles west to Stanwood.
* Turn left at the 3rd light onto 88th Ave NW and go 1/4 mile to stop sign.
* Turn right onto Marine Drive and travel South for approximately 4 miles to Camp entrance on the right.
From Points South (Marysville, Everett)

Going North on I-5 take exit 206 (Lakewood/Smokey Point).
* Turn left onto 172nd St NE, cross over freeway and proceed approximately 2 1/4 miles to the second stop sign.
* Turn right onto Hwy 531 (Lakewood Road) and travel approximately 6 miles to the stop sign at Marine Drive.
* Turn right onto Marine Drive and go approximately 1 1/4 miles to Camp entrance on the left.
For Info Contact: Vic Henry N7KRE 360.387.7705 or nwecop@tgi.net
Experience Amateur Radio !

You are invited to SCARC's presentation of AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY 2009.

Traditionally the last full weekend in June is ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League) Field Day. This year the event will be on June 27-28, 2009. With over 3,000 entries Field Day is the most participated on the air activity in North America. For ARRL affiliated clubs Field Day is a great opportunity to introduce new people to Amateur Radio and bring Club and Community members together.

Like many Amateur Radio activities, there are various ways to operate on Field Day. Some Clubs treat Field Day like an emergency preparedness drill, working off grid, using solar and battery power. Others attempt To work as many stations as possible to collect points in the contest. Yet others make Field Day a social event. Then there are clubs like the Stanwood-Camano Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) that include all the above and then some. The emergency preparedness aspect is covered, with installation and fabrication of various antennas, working off the grid, experimenting with Solar Panels for charging batteries and operating equipment. All the time with the objective of learning and having fun.

The SCARC is an open Club, meaning that you do not have to be a member or a HAM to participate, anyone can come out and play. If you have an interest in Radio Communications, you won't want to miss this Yearly Event. At 1 pm there is a scheduled tour and Photo Shoot and News Opportunity for dignitaries attending. It is expected that there will several Elected Officials, State, County, Local and representatives from various emergency response groups, including Red Cross, CERT, and others. The main communication operation will continue from 1200 Local Time on June 27th until 1200 local time on the 28th, with continuing activity during the 24 hour Event. This is an open Event and anyone and everyone is welcome, Come out and participate. Get hands on Amateur Radio Experience and have fun.

Field Day 2009 Event Schedule:

June 27 - Saturday

6AM – Noon Equipment Setup

12 Noon 24 hour Field Day Radio Operation begin

12 Noon 2 meter Antenna Construct/Test Class by W4OWO/KB7RYX

1PM – 2PM Press, dignitary and visitor Photo Shoot

2PM PL259 Soldering demonstration by W7PCK

4PM PL259 Soldering demonstration by N7MZ

3PM – 6PM BBQ and Potluck

June 28 - Sunday

9AM – 11AM Good Morning Hearty Breakfast

12 Noon 24 Hour Field Day Radio Operation ends

noon - ? Tear Down

If you and your guests, plan to attend the Saturday Evening " BBQ - Potluck Dinner" please feel free to bring any side dish of your choice.. If you plan to bring your dish earlier than 3PM, please make arrangements to keep the dish cold until the potluck begins. SCARC will provide the main coarse including BBQ hamburgers and bratwurst.. SCARC will also supply soft drinks, coffee, tea and water.... Prepared and served by the WA7OYI Arnett Cook Team.
On the Sunday morning plan to attend the "Good Morning Hearty Breakfast", even if you don't stay overnight!!! Get there early !!! The menu will include scramble eggs, brats, bacon and diced potato hashbrowns, coffee, tea, and water ! mumm good!
Contact WA7OYI - Dick, if you have questions for the Food Committee... spudarnett@aol.com
The Stanwood Camano Amateur Radio Club is a Special Service Club, one of only three in the State of Washington. As a Special Service Club, SCARC offers, training, testing, license preparation and other activities. Check out the SCARC website http://www.scarcwa.org/ and come and join us.
Feel free to pass this email notice, to anyone you know, interested in Amateur Radio !

Vic Henry - N7KRE - President SCARC