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Cherokee County North Carolina

Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society-Murphy Chapter


Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Auxiliary Communications Service









Field Day 2018 was  held this 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 continue until Sunday at 2:00 pm EDT (1800 UTC)

We will operate 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 will be operating in the HF (shortwave) spectrum using both voice and digital means of communication.

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

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

plumbing that works, and four operating positions available inside.

The public is 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: