ARRL Field Day


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Mark Your Calendars for June 26, 27 & 28, 2020

Location: Fremont Central Park at the corner of Paseo Padre and Sailway Dr., in Fremont.

SBARA South Bay Amateur Radio Association KU6SIt is that time of year when SBARA members and their families get together for some annual fun radio activity and a yearly nationwide emergency communication exercise. ARRL has mentioned that over 35,000 hams from various parts of USA and Canada will be setting up communication stations to test and improve their emergency skills.

(Experience Not Necessary !)

Contact the FD Coordinator with your request to operate.
Signup sheets may also be available for the duration of the event, hurry and reserve the operating times most convenient to you

SBARA has permission to camp overnight and this has become a fun part of the weekend. So, bring your tent and stake out a spot to join in the camping experience.

We will be located in Central Park near the intersection of Paseo Padre Pkwy and Sailway Drive. Guests are welcomed to operate the emergency stations under the supervision of a control operator. As is our tradition, setup will begin on Friday, the day before Field Day, starting at 10:00 AM. Every member is asked to participate in the setup since this is a key part of the practice. The operating will begin at 11:00AM on Saturday, ending at 11:00AM on Sunday. Members and guests are encouraged to sit at an operating position and learn how to log a contact and then try to make one contact to round out their learning experience.

Typical Field Day Schedule:

Friday, June 23rd - Setup of Field Day site starts at 10 AM with the team meeting at Pete's Coffee on Paseo Padre and Liberty at 9 AM for Field Day 'kickoff coffee/tea'. The first night of camping in Central Park for the participants that enjoy camping and like to try out the stations during the night
Saturday, June 24th - Field Day for SBARA starts at 11 AM and all 4 stations will need operators for the next 24 hours. If you haven't already, Set up your tent to operate/sleep overnight. At 5 PM we gather for the potluck dinner. SBARA will be providing the main dishes (catered by Smoking Pig BBQ) and drinks for the potluck picnic. Please join us and bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. (SEE EMAILS FOR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES)
Sunday, June 25th - Breakfast for the overnighters, then the operating continues until 11 AM. Tear-down begins at 11 AM and ends around 2 PM, all extra hands will be appreciated !

Don't forget to get lounge chairs or picnic blankets for you & your family !


Club members, their families, guests, and visitors are invited to join the Field Day Potluck Picnic Dinner on Saturday. We take a break from operating the radios and join the families for a good hot potluck picnic dinner. The club will provide entres, soft drinks, disposable plates, dishes etc. (SEE EMAILS FOR ANY CHANGES)

The SBARA Field Day planning and dicussions will be held at the June SBARA club meeting. You will be able to learn all the details and participate in the activities. You are encouraged to ask questions, especially, if this will be your first Field Day.

P.S.: There will be many Field Day activities where a little help will be much appreciated. Contact the FD Coordinator, Al Rendon, WT6K to find out more about how you can help with the Field Day activities for SBARA.

Thank you,