We will be participating in Winter Field Day January 28-29 from
Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720
20900 Northwest Parkway.
Marysville, OH 43040
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Our Winter Field Day plans will be informal and for lack of better terms, we will be winging it when it comes to food accommodations.
We will be arriving at Station 720 around 11am EST to get things setup. There will be a control operator present so anyone with a technician license or anyone that does not have their amateur radio license will be able to make some contacts on the HF bands with the control operator.
The official Winter Field Day Operational Period: Winter Field Day is always held the last full weekend in January. For 2023, it will be held on January 28th and 29th. The 24-hour operational period starts at 1900 UTC (2pm EST) on Saturday, the 28th and ends at 18:59 UTC ( 1:59pm EST ) on Sunday, the 29th. Stations may begin setting up no earlier than 19:00 UTC on Friday before. However cumulative set-up time shall not exceed 12 hours.
Please plan on bringing something to contribute towards pizza for supper on Saturday evening. We will order pizza based on the number of people that are present around 6pm. Feel free to bring soda, snacks, etc to share with everyone.
If you plan to operate over night, please bring your own sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, cot, sleeping pad, etc. The sleeping arrangements will be inside the station on a concrete floor or commercial carpeted concrete floor.
If there is enough interest to operate over night, we will be having pancakes for breakfast when everyone is awake. If you are arriving Sunday morning to participate in winter field day, please eat breakfast at home, bring your own breakfast, or call / text Ed at six one four 804-6569 to let him know to to include you in the head count for pancakes when they are made.
If there isn't enough interest to operate over night we will not be making pancakes for breakfast. In this case, please eat breakfast at home or bring breakfast with you to eat at Station 720. We will shut things down Saturday night, go home and come back on Sunday morning around 8 or 9am to resume winter field day operations.
Please monitor the 145.350 repeater Sunday morning for an exact time when Winter Field Day operations will resume. We will be letting everyone know when we are heading to Station 720, etc on the repeater. Sunday lunch will be determined and likely will be based on what everyone wants to do that are present at Station 720 (winging it) .
We will have coffee and water available to drink while we are operating for winter field day.
I hope to see everyone this weekend for Winter Field Day at Station 720