Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club – Field Day 2022
The Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club (SAARC) will be participating in the ARRL Field Day 2022 event on Saturday June 25th.
Setup will begin on Friday June 24th at noon and the contest will be concluded by noon on Sunday June 26th.
With the generous offer of Austin VE6QBD and his wife Pam, any interested in attending Field Day, or anyone who is interested in learning more about amateur radio and experiencing what an emergency communications station is all about is welcome to attend.
If you are interested in attending, space will be available for camping at the site. Those wishing to come out for a day trip are also welcome any time they wish.
Please be sure to bring anything which you might require to be self-sufficient during the duration of your attendance such as your food, water and shelter and of course, your radio equipment! Please also make sure that you have sufficient power to run your station and anything else which you require. Portable washroom facilities will be provided on site. If you require special accommodations, please plan accordingly. Please remember that this is actual emergency preparedness.
The SAARC will be providing one dinner on Saturday night. As such, we ask that you inform us at least one week before the event of your attendance either by E-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting 403-647-2200 or the land line at 403-647-2410 so that Austin and Pam can plan to adequately provide for everyone.
The site is about 2 miles south of the Town of Milk River, on the East side of Highway 4.
Please follow the following directions which Austin has provided>
Access from the highway is opposite the intersection of Highway 501 (which
heads to Del Bonita and Cardston). If coming down from the Lethbridge
area, South past Milk River, turn left at the intersection so as to get on to the dirt road that parallels the highway on the East.
Once on the dirt road, turn left (~ North) and travel 150 (?) meters or so, keeping an eye on our fence on your passenger side, which you will already be following.
First entrance to the property is on your passenger side, and then across a Texas Gate.
Our drive way is somewhat raised from the fields on both sides, and to get to our North field then spot the most level spot you can find and turn into the field there. [The most level spots are mostly at the beginning of the drive way.]
Travel parallel to the drive way for a little bit until you approach a fence and can go no further, and then turn left (~North).
Continuing with the fence on your right, you will soon see some of the neighbor’s hay bales just on the other side of the North fence.
In the corner where our N-S fence meets his, is the gate which one can see in the picture. As you approach that point and look just past his fence you will see some hay bales which he has for his cattle.
I am thinking that most people may park directly facing into the north fence. but keeping the gate area well clear.
The plan is that the field accessed by the gate there will the the main place to set up some antennas. If necessary, vehicles may travel into that field.
The address is: 22029 Highway 4 – SE 15-2-16-W4.
We look forward to Field Day 2022!