ARRL Field Day 2023

Ok we need to get the count together for meat for Lunch/Dinner Saturday and Breakfast for Sunday Morning that the club is providing, please bring a side for these meals if you plan on attending and reply to the group with what you are bringing so we don’t have a ton of the same things for sides. As for Friday night /Saturday Morning please bring cash to throw in on whatever we decide to do if you are around for those two meals.

So far we have heard from the following people, please reply if if you plan on attending next weekend and respond with what meals you will be here for so we can get the proper count for meat. Please reply by Thursday so that I can get the shopping done.

Joe and Company
Matt Lasayko
Jeff Kluff

Field Day Plan
It’s June 23-25 this year.

We have once again been invited to set up and operate at Joe Krajacic N9TAX and Brandie W9BLK’s place, located at 648 S. 300 W in Hebron, IN.

We will be setting up the tents and grills Friday evening after 5PM, and anyone who wants to set up and hang out/camp out is welcome to join.

Officially, the event starts at Noon on Saturday the 24th, so if you want to set up Saturday morning, you are welcome to do that as well. Feel free to bring a radio or any antennas you want to try out.

Past experience has shown that things start to wind down around 2AM on Sunday.

Everyone is invited – non-ham spouses, friends, kids. Come and stay as long as you want.

The food plan that’s been discussed is that everyone brings a side dish or dessert to share, and the club will supply the meat for lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Items for breakfast on Sunday. If you have any specific requirements for grill stuff outside of burgers/dogs/brats or the like, feel free to bring your own and toss it on the grill.

While we will all operate under the club call of K9PC, we’re not really contesters and this is more of a social event and a chance to get out and operate somewhere outside of the house. If you have friends who have shown an interest in ham radio feel free to bring them. Someone will be happy to show them what it’s all about.

Google or Apple maps finds Joe’s house just fine. If you have any issues we will try to be monitoring the PCARC 146.775 – PL131.8 repeater. Please park in the front yard on the right side of the driveway forward of the lilac bush. That’s all for now!

2021 Field Day Plans

We are just a little over a week away from field day, below you will find the plans so far, please checkout the signup link below, this is just to give us an idea of how many people will be there and when, and get a little bit of a schedule together for the radio so that we can stay on the air, by no means is that a strict schedule or head count, please sign up for the meals you plan to be there so we can get a better idea of how many people to expect. If you have not yet paid your 2021 dues, we will be collecting throughout the weekend.  Any questions feel free to reach out to the group

Bathroom situation -> the LaPorte Group has ordered a Porta Potty for the weekend

Internet situation -> we went out last weekend and programmed the microwave link down to the ground and the router/switches so we will have WiFi and ethernet available on site
Food situation -> see below

Tentative Schedule


Joe and I will be getting the portable tower and big generator out to the site, it will be a couple of trips, but we are hoping to be back to the site by 3:00pm to start setting everything up. 

Dinner that night will be a buy-in, we will get some pizza with the cash that everyone throws in.

Some of us will be camping out Friday night if anyone wants to join (Bring your own tent, camper, or car)

Saturday Morning 

Breakfast (Maybe go out, or send someone to McDonalds?)

VE Testing will begin at 9am for anyone who shows up (please pass the word if you know of anyone looking to test, anyone who tests and sticks around after would have a chance to get on the air while sitting with someone else at the station, if you would like to sign up to take the exam or know anyone who is please click here and put your name on the list

While the testing is going on we will begin station setup in the tents

Lunch Saturday will be Burgers and Brats (provided) please bring your own drinks and a side to share with everyone

Getting on the air 12 Noon Sat – 12 Noon Sunday, we will have a few stations setup, feel free to bring yours for the GOTA, or if you want to set up your gear at the station. (the signup above is just to help us fill 24 hours of people on the air, but will not be a strict schedule)

Dinner Friday is generally chip in for pizza

Several of us will be camping again Saturday night feel free to join

Sunday Morning

Breakfast…. TBD

We will stay as long as people are willing to stay and be on the air, if we do not have people who are on the air all night we will probably pack up earlier on Sunday. email list

Field Day Facebook Event

PCARC Facebook Group

PCARC Facebook Page


2021 ARRL Field Day is June 26-27

Like last year we will be convening at Danny Scheetz tower in LaPorte for Field day, more details to come soon but here is the initial invite. Feel free to bring a tent and camp out!!

3354 W Schultz Rd, La Porte, IN 46350-8497, United States

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ARRL Field Day

ARRL Field DayARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

The objective is to contact as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.
Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
Each claimed contact must include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact. Initiation of a contact may be either locally or by remote.

2021 ARRL Field Day is June 26-27

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ARRL Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June.

2021 Field Day results will appear in December QST.

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Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

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Get ready for 2021 ARRL Field Day (YouTube video), created by J. Mitch Hopper, K9ZXO, QSL Manager — Sangamon Valley Radio Club. See also a version with Spanish-language subtitles.

We welcome the public to come learn more about ham radio! Use our Field Day Locator to search for a Field Day site near you.

Want to see what Field Day is all about?  Watch our 2019  Field Day Public Service Announcement or view what several groups uploaded to Youtube from their 2018 Field Day activities.  You can also listen to/download our 30 sec. radio announcement for 2019 Field Day (mp3).

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Upcoming March Meeting

Our March 6th Meeting will be a presentation by Lance Bella, Director of Porter County Emergency Management Agency about what EMA does.

This will also be one of our official business meetings as we will hold elections, and talk about upcoming field day plans

Field Day

Field Day 2020 is June 27-28 beginning at 1800 UTC 1200 CST Saturday and running through 2059 UTC 1459 CST Sunday.



Every Saturday

Our regular weekly breakfast is every Saturday, 8:00am, at the Viking Chili Bowl on Rt. 30 in Valparaiso. On early VE Testing days (see schedule) we meet at Round The Clock in Valpo about 7:30am. All are welcome! Click restaurant name for directions.