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Winterfield Day In Columbia State Park
January 29 @ 2:00 am – 6:00 am UTC-7
Winter Field Day Association
TCARES will participate in Winter Field Day January 29th! We will be in Columbia State Park at the Historic School House!
We will operate from some picnic benches with Vertical antennas. We will have at least 2 stations, one 2 Meter and one HF on 40 Meters, and maybe more. Join thousands of hams across the USA in making contacts for the Winter Field Day contest. Learn more here https://www.winterfieldday.com
This event location in Columbia has been selected due to its location at a lower elevation in the county and the weather should be fairly good and in the low 60’s in temperature. Measurable rain during the morning might cancel the event, but so far the forecast looks promising.
ALL are welcome to come
New Hams, Old Hams, Wanna-be-hams
Come watch, learn, or operate
Bring a portable station if you want
Measurable Rain in the morning will cancel the event
Arrive between 10 AM and noon, we may be done by 2PM.
FREE Pizza Lunch for all who are there by 11:30 AM… ish…
Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.
We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFD is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.
Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA’s goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall and winter Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.
If you are serious about emergency communications as we are; we welcome you to join us for our yearly event. We are sure you will find this event a pleasant change and challenge to that of a normal summer time field day.