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Field Day 2019 is June 22 & 23 !!  
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Field Day 2019 Coming Soon....

Members of the Western Illinois ARC will join with members of the Hannibal ARC in a combined Field Day effort for 2019. Operation will take place at the W9AWE club station/EOC in the Adams County American Red Cross Building at 3000 North 23rd Street, Quincy, IL. (N39.96763 W091.37800)

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.

W9AWE will operate in class 2F or 3F. One station will be dedicated to phone and one to CW. There will also be a GOTA 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, Dave W9WE.

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The Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the WIARC
Will Be On
Wednesday, October 2nd

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 2019 Illinois QSO Party
Will be on October 20th
For Details Go To
The ILQP Page On This Site

The Next
WIARC VE Test Session
Will Be Held On
Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Beginning At 1 PM
Testing Will Be At The
American Red Cross, Quincy, IL


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