Field Day 2023 took place on the weekend of June 24. We had a great event even though a storm that came through about midnight tried to slow things down. Many of our members have shared the photos below showing just some of the the happenings at the 24-hour event.
We’re still crunching the numbers on contacts and bonus points. We’ll post the results when everything has been assembled.
Come join us for ARRL Field Day. Everyone is invited even if you don’t have a ham radio license! Our members will have all of the radios, antennas, microphones and oh-so-many cables all set up and ready for you to get on the air.
Or, maybe you want to talk with one of our members about how we’re communicating with people all over the country and world with an antenna that’s less than 50′ long. It’s really incredible.
Bill McGovern W9WEM and me did the 7.5 mile bike ride at Busse Woods at 10:00 am on May 21. We completed the trail in exactly 1 hour. We stopped a few times to drink water and rest. Weather was a pleasant 72 degrees with lots of sunshine.
Special Thanks to those who participated in the MS Walk Public Service Event on Sunday, May 7th.
We got started early in the morning, before 8:00 AM to get organized and to find our locations for deployment and where we could park our cars without having to walk 3 miles to get to and from our locations.
We needed to be on our stations early, because we needed to drive on the course that participants would use once the Walk got started. Then there was a wait for the official start, but finally they started walking.
Some signage misunderstanding had many of the three mile walkers walking the 1 mile route, and then going back out to get the other two miles. This made for confusion as there were at least 3 groups or people who had been identified as the ‘last walker’. Eventually, the real ‘Last Walker’ was identified, and all completed their desired course.
However, the walk was completed, with no injuries or losses, so, I guess that means it was successful. The following SARC Members participated in support:
Again, Special thanks to all who participated in this event.
The next event will be Field Day. We need LOTS of support for that event ! ! One week later is the Independence Day Parade in Hoffman Estates.