Category Archives: Field Day

2016 Field Day

Joplin ARC will be setting up in the usual spot again this year – Dover Hill off North Main in Joplin. We will be running a couple HF stations, VHF, and a GOTA station so come out and Get On The Air!

We’ll be setting up Friday evening and Saturday morning, then running the entire duration of the event, overnight to Sunday. Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch will be provided for operators, we have a tent to operate out of and you are welcome to bring a tent if you want to stay overnight also.

If you have an antenna or radio you want to bring out and try, let John Frederick know so we can coordinate it and put you in the schedule. We need to make sure we don’t have more than a certain number of stations on the air for our class at any given time.

If you have a certain time you definitely want to operate, also let John know so he can put you on the schedule.


See below for the Field Day Schedule (times CDT):

  • 24 June – Friday
    • 1900 – 2100 –  Antenna setup @ site
  • 25 June – Saturday
    • 0700 – Setup activity starts
    • 1200 – Field Day operation “A” shift starts
    • 1500 – FD OPR “B” shift starts
    • 1800 – FD OPR “C” shift starts
    • 1800 (approx) – Dinner for Field Day operators
    • 2100 – FD OPR “D” shift starts
  • 26 June – Sunday
    • 0000 – FD OPR “E” shift starts
    • 0300 – FD OPR “F” shift starts
    • 0600 – FD OPR “G” shift starts
    • 0730 – Breakfast for FD operators
    • 0900 – FD OPR “H” shift starts
    • 1130 – Lunch for FD operators
    • 1200 – FD OPR “I” shift starts
    • 1500 – FD Operations end, site tear down begins
    • 1900 – Site tear down complete



Field Day 2015 Report

The 2015 Field Day event was a great success for the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. We logged around 1060 contacts on SSB, CW, and PSK31, had many visitors including 2 elected officials, and enjoyed delicious food cooked by our club members. The weather was nice for both days and we put up quite a few wire antennas and a few beams for 2m and 6m. We also got to try out our new generator which worked very well and only used about 2 gallons of fuel.

Photos of the event are being consolidated into an album and will be posted here soon.

June Program Meeting

This is a reminder that there is no program meeting this month – the June 23rd meeting is cancelled since Field Day is the same week. Hope to see you all at Field Day!

May 2015 Program Meeting / Field Day

Field Day is coming up in just a few short weeks!

June 27th and 28th from 1800Z to 1800Z, Joplin ARC will be set up at Dover Hill on North Main Street in Joplin. The club will operate as Class 3A, using emergency power and will have 3 operators on all HF bands and possibly VHF and UHF.

The club will supply 2 tents, restroom facilities, and will have a cook out. One tent will be for operating and one for socializing. Bring your own chair and bug spray!

We plan on logging using N3FJP software, so if you are supplying a laptop, please install that and contact the club to get a key.

Setup will be Friday afternoon so anyone interested, please come out and get involved.