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Field Day June 24-25

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Mar 7, 2004
Virginia Beach, VA
Thought it would be a good idea to publicize Field Day locations for this year.

For those who don't know what FD is, it is an annual exercise in amateur radio's ability to communicate, simulating less than ideal conditions. Stations usually are powered by generator and/or solar power. Stations will usually operate phone/cw with some digital and satellite ops. Clubs/groups generally set up in public places to demonstrate this. Most clubs set up an information booth and invite the public to visit that club's operating position(s) (if in a park during regular park hours) and to ask questions. Field Day runs from 1800z (2pm EST) June 24 through 1800z June 25.

Here is a list of clubs in SE Virginia with FD activities that I know of and their locations:

Virginia Beach ARC - Great Neck Park (Shorehaven Drive), Next to Great Neck Rec Center & near F.W. Cox HS.

Radio Amateur Society of Norfolk - Tarrallton Park on Tarrallton Drive.

Portsmouth ARC - Portsmouth City Park

Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service - Deep Creek Locks Park on George Washington Hwy

Southern Peninsula Radio Klub - Sandy Bottom Nature Park, on Big Bethel Road in Hampton.

Hams, publicize your club/group FD operation here! I hope to see some RR members out in Virginia Beach and Norfolk!

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