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Field Day 2018 is June 23 - 24 !!   Club News & Coming Events


Field Day 2018 Coming Soon....

Members of the Western Illinois ARC will join with members of the Hannibal ARC in a combined Field Day effort for 2018. Operation will take place at the W0KEM club station/EOC in the Marion County Ambulance Offices at 142 Jaycee Drive, Hannibal, MO.

Setup will start at about 8 AM Saturday morning with on air operation commencing at 1 PM local time. On Saturday evening there will be a carry in pot luck dinner with the clubs supplying grilled meats, table service, iced tea, coffee and lemonaide. Each family is requested to bring a covered dish to share with the group. Tear down will begin immediately following the final QSO at 1PM Sunday.

W0KEM will operate in class 2F or 3F. One station will be dedicated to phone and one to CW. There will also be a GOTO station which will be supervised by a higher class operator. This will allow newly licensed operators (independent of license class) and interested unlicensed persons the opportunity to get on the air and experience one of the most popular operating events of the ham year.

The objective of the Field Day event is to work as many stations as possible on any amateur band (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.

Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday (1:00pm CDT) and running through 2059 UTC Sunday (3:59pm CDT). Field Day 2018 is June 23-24. Only 24 concecutive hours of operation are permitted for each station. If a station goes on air at 1:00 PM Saturday, then operation must cease at 12:59 PM Sunday. For more information contact WIARC Field Day Chairman, Jim, KD2JEQ

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The next
Regular Meeting of the WIARC
will be on
Wednesday, December 5th

Meetings start at 7:00PM
and are held in
Classroom 1 of the
Adams County
American Red Cross Building
3000 North 23rd Street, Quincy

The WIARC Sponsored
Illinois State Bicentennial Challenge
Starts August 9th
Click on the 'Challenge' Link
On the left for Details

The next
WIARC VE Test Session
will be held on
Saturday November 10th
At 1:00 PM
Contact NA9Q for information or
click the VE Exam Button on Left
Testing will be at the
American Red Cross, Quincy


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