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Cherokee County North Carolina

Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society-Murphy Chapter


Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Auxiliary Communications Service












Amateur Radio Field Day 2021

June 26th and June 27th

The Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society Murphy Chapter will

 participate in Field Day this year from the same place as last year.

We will be near 1480 US Hwy 64 W at the flea market on the

side of the highway.  All interested persons were welcome to attend or visit.

Field Day begins at 2 pm EDT on Saturday, June 26th and continues until

2 pm EDT on Sunday, June 27th.

The purpose of Field Day is to demonstrate our ability

to set up radio stations in the field using auxiliary power equipment,

and to make contact with as many other Field Day stations as possible

using all modes of amateur radio, especially High Frequency or "short wave" radio.

Any person interested in learning about amateur radio is encouraged to

attend this event.  Those that wish to do so may be able to

operate a radio for a short period of time under the supervision

of licensed operators.


The satellite photo below shows the location of the Field Day Site:



Field Day 2018 was  held  in Cherokee County

Where: Sheriff's Training Center, 9554 US HWY 19/74, Marble, NC

When:  Saturday, June 23th to Sunday June 24th, 2018

Operations began at 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC) Saturday and continued until Sunday at 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC)

We operated a station setup with no commercial power (Class A)

Although treated as a contest, the purpose of Field Day is to demonstrate our ability to deploy

and communicate in an emergency or disaster

This event is sponsored locally by the WCARS-Murphy Chapter with assistance from Cherokee County ARES/AUXCOMM

We operated in the HF (shortwave) spectrum using both voice and digital means of communication.

All  amateur radio operators were welcome to join us for all or part of the time.

Our communications trailer had been completely renovated with new interior walls, new carpet

plumbing that works, and four operating positions available inside.

The public was invited to stop by and see what ham radio is all about between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm on Saturday, June 23rd.


The photo below shows the Field Day Site: