Richmond Amateur
Telecommunications Society

W4RAT · Richmond, Virginia
Celebrating 50 Years · 1972 - 2022 

Winter Field Day 2023

  • 27 Jan 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • 29 Jan 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Pocahontas State Park

Registration is closed

Updated 1/27/2023:  Registration for this event is now CLOSED.  You're still welcome to attend!  RSVP's helped us get an approximate headcount for food -- so while we'll do our best, food & drinks aren't guaranteed for non-RSVP'd guests.  But please, come hang out with us for a while!  Call for W4RAT on our 146.88 repeater if you need information or assistance.

Updated 1/21/2023:  Click here for map, directions, and park entry information

1/27/23 Friday

Arrive at campground by 4pm, if we can get in earlier, I will update, Set up antennas and radios and test them and get firewood, activate Pocahontas state park and also activate late shift on POTA, Play and test radios till whenever

1/28/23 Saturday

7 am POTA and the use of talk in on RATS repeater

9am till 1130am KC4TS exam testing 15 fee

12pm the start of Winter Field Day, you can use radio for 30 min at a time, we will use a sign-up sheet at the lodge, first come first serve and then we would ask you to allow other people use the radio until it’s your turn again

6pm start cooking Dinner, if members would like to bring addition hot dogs or burgers or their own food to be cooked on grill feel free

1/29/23 Sunday

12pm End of Winter Field Day and time to pack up and clean buildings and dispose of trash.

You are in the park and there will be a big parking lot if you want to stay and do POTA on your own.

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