TLARC Operating Plans for...

June 22-23, 2019



This was the solar power set-up. We made 5 contacts on 15 meters (1-SSB, 4-CW) for the bonus points. The rig was a TS-590 and the antenna a OCF.

Randy,  Thanks for lending us the equipment. I have it in my position. Let me know when you return to TN to retrieve it.















WHAT is Field Day? ... ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!  Read more about Field Day here!

WHY Field Day? ... To work as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and in doing so to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. A premium is placed on developing skills to meet the challenges of emergency preparedness as well as to acquaint the general public with the capabilities of Amateur Radio.

WHERE? ... Once again we will be set up at the Loudon County Emergency Management Center.  ... 500 John Parris Dr, Loudon, TN 37774 

WHEN? ... ARRL Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June.  So this year the event is on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23.

                                          0900: Setup time starts 

                                          1100: License testing session starts

                                          1200: BBQ starts along with food table setup 
                                          1300: DV Arrivals and general guests (meet & greet & tours - Harley Mike is POC) 

                                          1400: Official Kick-off and large group photo (please attend photo op even if you don't stay for FD)
                                                   & station operation begins!  See the OP SKED for assignments.

1400: Official Kick-off and large group photo (please attend photo op even if you don't stay for FD)

WHO is coordinating plans for the TLARC Field Day station this year? ... Feel free to reach out to any of our activity leaders for this year's FD event, or be expecting a knock on your door from them for your help! ;-)

Field Day 2019 RULES ... The rules, times, modes and classes of operation are all spelled out in the RULES document. 

Okay guys, here's the opportunity for you to either
   1) Get on the air and make some contacts for the club; or
   2) Help someone else with the logging; or
   3) Observe the operating activities in order to learn more about how it's all done!

The Operating Schedule is shown below for each of the THREE stations we will have in operation ...

STATION 1- SSB, 40 mtrs through 10 mtrs, max two operators, 1 logging + 1 calling. Antenna is an Alpha Delta inverted using a tower along the fence line.

STATION 2 - CW + Digital (PSK31 and RTTY). This station will have two antennas.  This rig will be remote control operated from the ARES shelter to an inside position. 2 operators max, same as station 1
     Antenna 1 = CushCraft A4S Tribander (10, 15, 20 meters)
     Antenna 2 = Carolina Windom for 40 through 160 mtrs. .

STATION 3 - SSB focused on 15 meters through 6 meters and includes 2 meters. This operating position will also have Satellite portable operations available to make contacts as LEO's come over the horizon. This station operating position will remain outdoors. This station will have 2 yagi antennas and a dipole.

Operating times are available in 2-hour slots.

Please pick some Schedule times that you wish to do, based on your skills in CW, Phone or Digital or your desire to assist in these areas.
Once you have some timeslots picked out, email those STATION+DAY+SLOT numbers to George (n2apb@verizon.net) and we'll update the availability charts right away.
(For example, if you want to be the Primary Op on STATION 1 on Saturday at from 6-8pm, you would send SLOT 7 to George.  Take as many slots as you'd like, but please be sure to keep your commitment.)


TLARC Participation in LAST YEAR's ARRL Field Day ... TLARC had a large team of members operating our Field Day  2018 station from a communications trailer set up outside the Loudon County Emergency Operations Center.  See the full photo recap of this very successful operation here.


George Heron, N2APB

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