ARRL Field Day is the single most popular Amateur Radio on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.
On the fourth FULL weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs (HAMS) gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public.
SPA Amateur Radio Association will be participating in Field Day 2022 from the Garland County Department of Emergency Management, 401 Mid America Blvd. If you will be in the Hot Springs area, join us! We’re planning a multi-transmitter setup on HF with opportunities for visitors to Get On The Air.
Operating hours will be Saturday, June 25th from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (approximately).
TALK-IN Frequency will be the W5LVB Repeater, 146.880(-) 114.8 CTCSS.
Setup will begin around 08:00. We will be utilizing the Garland County Emergency Communications Trailer, Inflatable Mast and other provided personal equipment. We will have at least (2) operating HF voice stations, as well as an FT-8 Digital station.
We have invited ALL Local Government officials, as well as the local media. Looking forward to a great event. Hope to see you there!