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Richmond Amateur
Telecommunications Society

W4RAT ยท Richmond, Virginia
Serving Central Virginia Since 1972



RATS Summer Field Day 2023

20 May 2023 9:15 AM | Steven Crow (Administrator)

UPDATE:  As expected, this event wrapped up just before 10 AM this morning (Sunday) and participants have left Laurel Park.  See the ARRL Field Day Locator for other Field Day events in our region that may be continuing as late as 2 PM today.  THANK YOU to the many people who came out for Field Day this year.  Great turnout!  Special thanks to Allan Johnson and the WA3J VE Team, and to the RATS members and guests who helped with planning, setup, and tear-down.  We'll share the club's score, attendance information, and other details at the July Membership Meeting.

RATS will be hosting our annual Summer Field Day at our usual spot: Laurel Recreation Area, 10301 Hungary Spring Rd in northern Henrico County.  We'll be gathering at 10 AM local time Saturday, June 24 to begin setup, and we will go on the air at 2 PM, operating from generator power as a class 2A (or maybe 3A?) station.  Field Day activity is expected to conclude at Laurel Park by around 9-10 AM Sunday morning.  View map of parking and facilities.

RATS control operators will be on site to assist and supervise operation.  Anyone who is interested in amateur radio (particularly HF) is welcome and encouraged to join us.  No amateur radio license is required to operate at the RATS Field Day.

A license test session will be provided by Allan Johnson WA3J beginning at 2 PM Saturday.

For general information about Field Day, visit the ARRL Field Day web site.

For additional information about the RATS Field Day, see Activities > Summer Field Day.

For other local Field Day events, visit the ARRL Field Day Locator.

Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Inc. (RATS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. PO Box 70613, Henrico VA, 23255
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