Field day for 2012 is coming up quickly!
This year we will be at Rayner Park in Mason, which is located next to the Ingham County Fairgrounds, right across from dairy hill.
Mark your calendars for Saturday June 23rd - Sunday June 24th!
Clinton county will bring their trailer to work with CMARC too.
Friday June 22nd
5:00pm - 8:00pm Some people will be setting up their equipment and volunteers will stay overnight to watch all of it. - added 6:30am 6/19/12
Saturday June 23rd
8:00am Setup Equipment
12:00pm - 2:00pm VE Session Testing (Walk Ins Welcome!) - updated 6/19/12
2:00pm Operating Begins
4:00pm - 5:00pm CMARC Club Picnic
5:00pm - 5:30pm Picnic Cleanup
Sunday June 24th
2:00pm Operating Ceases
2:00pm - 6:00pm Teardown, Cleanup
I want to invite EVERYONE to join us for our annual CMARC Field Day, coming up this Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th! The Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club has been hosting Field Day for many years, but there are some who have never attended and who may even ask, "What is Field Day, anyway?" Well, for some it is a chance to get outside with their fellows Hams and enjoy the summer weather while camping out and picnicking. Others think of it as a way to showcase Amateur Radio to the public and maybe make some converts. Many think of it as an annual emergency preparedness exercise in which they demonstrate the capability of making contacts with distant Hams using makeshift or quickly-deployable portable antennas and emergency or alternative power sources. And then there are those who simply enjoy the contesting and competitive aspect of the event.
Whatever it means to you, we invite all of the area Hams, as well as the public, to join us for CMARC's Field Day at this year's location which is Rayner Park, 622 E. Ash Street in Mason, right along side the Ingham County Fairgrounds. We'll be at the south end of park and along with all the operating activities planned for the weekend, Boy Scouts will also be there attempting to earn their Radio Merit Badges, VE testing will be available at 12 Noon, we'll have our annual Club Picnic at 4:00pm, and a Fox Hunt is planned!! So, be sure to come on out this weekend for an experience you will not soon forget!!
Thanks and 73,
Donald L. McLain - KB8RAD
CMARC Vice President
Shannon/WA2NVK (field day food committee chair) reported that a letter has been sent to the Mason THE SCOPE MAY 2012 PAGE 6 Chamber of Commerce requesting items such as bagels, muffins, bread, pizza, pop, ice, juice and other drinks, if you can bring a food item (or a cooler) for the CMARC picnic please contact Jim/KC8QWH is the contact person for field day, he will relay any questions to Shannon/WA2NVK. Field day picnic is at Rayner Park in Mason next to the fairgrounds on Saturday June 23 2012 at 4pm.