Cherokee County North Carolina
Western Carolina Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Auxiliary Communications Service
Amateur Radio Field Day 2019
Was a fabulous success!!
When: 2 pm EDT on Saturday,
June 22nd until 2 pm EDT, Sunday, June 23rd
Where: At the ad hoc Flea Market near 1480 US Hwy 64 W
on the north side of the highway between the Splash and Dash Car wash and Exit Realty.
Any licensed amateur radio operator was welcome to attend and participate
We had a "Get On The Air" Station
Persons interested in learning about amateur radio were invited
and fifteen people took us up on that invitation
One person did take the opportunity to operate one of our radios.
We operated at a "4A" station, with a total score of 1234 points.
The satellite photo below shows the location of the Field Day Site:
Field Day 2018 was held last year 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: