June 26, 2021

This year, the EOARC has decided to utilize the parking lot of the Sonrise Baptist Church at 454 Berry Road, just north of Bonne Terre. You can see the church from 67 on the west side of the highway.

History

Field day began as a method of ensuring the ability to communicate during an emergency. It has evolved into a contest involving over 40,000 operators attempting to make contacts on various bands, and in various parts of the country. Distances talked can vary by daylight, weather, and bands used, and may vary from 500 miles to 5000 miles. Operators will have a computer set up to log the contacts and show the areas reached.

Club members will be available to answer question on the club, the hobby, and how to get licensed or upgraded. Multiple radios will be set up to show the various modes of usage.