Field Day 2016
Our next club activity will be ARRL Field Day 2016 on June 25 & 26.
The NEA-RC has chosen Narrows Park as base camp for this year’s Field Day. Narrows Park is a beautiful location on Greers Ferry Lake at Higden, AR. We have two campsites reserved for the weekend and can accommodate tents, hammocks, and likely even an extra camper if you’re not ready to be quite so in-touch with nature. We will have a camper on location to escape the heat and weather if needed.
Several of us will go up Friday afternoon (June 24) to set up camp and enjoy some fellowship around the campfire. Field Day officially starts at 1800UTC Saturday and will conclude at 2059UTC on Sunday.
A few members have volunteered to bring their radio equipment and antennas to use throughout the weekend but feel free to bring your rig if you wish. The more the merrier!
Visit the ARRL Field Day 2016 site for more information.
We hope you’ll come join us whether you’re a member or just curious what Field Day and Ham radio is all about.
The NEARC meets the first Monday night of each month at about 6 p.m. at the Jonesboro Fire Department’s Station 3 at 2212 Brazos ST. We encourage members to attend every meeting. Guests and other interested parties are always welcome. Yearly membership dues are $25.00 and this helps support club activities and projects. As always, we appreciate your continued support.
The club owns & operates the 443.150Mhz repeater from high atop Centennial Bank Stadium on the campus of Arkansas State University. It features a 2 meter remote base & voice alerts you when severe weather alerts are received from the National Weather Service. The repeater itself is a Kenwood TKR-850 with an Arcom RC210 Controller and a 16 bay Decibel Products antenna.
The NorthEast Arkansas Radio Club promotes growth in Amateur Radio. We are involved in all aspects of Amateur Radio and want all members to grow and be involved in club activities.
Check out some recent photos of one of the group outings.