YCARS will be participating in the 2021 ARRL Field Day Event on the weekend of June 26 – 27. Team K4YTZ will be operating a portable station on emergency power (Class A) at Westminster Park in Rock Hill, SC.
YCARS needs your help to build a Field Day Team. We encourage all club members to join in the fun, there will be time for socializing and of course radio operations. YCARS will also have a “Get on the Air” (GOTA) station. This station is an opportunity for less experienced operators to get behind the rig and acquire seat time and experience. Unlicensed, newly licensed (<1 year) and newly upgraded stations (<1 year) are eligible to operate the GOTA station. So bring out friends and family that might be interested in Ham Radio, the more the merrier. An online signup page has been created to allow for members to reserve a block of operating time on the club stations, and for helping with set up and tear down of the site. Sign-up Page for Field Day operation and assistance.
The Club will have water, sport drinks and soft drinks and a limited variety of snacks available for guests at the event. If you would like to bring additional drinks (Alcohol prohibited by park rules), snacks or a dish to share with others please do so. We do not have the picnic shelter as in past years, so please bring chairs for you and your guests. There will be at least one large portable shelter to provide some shade. The club will have a campfire Saturday night, so plan to come out and enjoy the fellowship. A letter from YCARS President, Steve W3SPC, was sent out Sunday May 2nd to the entire club. If you have questions please send an e-mail to YCARS@YCARS.org.
The club will be awarding Field Day T-shirts to GOTA station operators that complete 20 contacts during the event, proving they survived FD2021. There are a limited number of T-shirts, so get in early and make those contact count. The club is also going to take orders for the YCARS FD21 shirts starting May 10th until May 30th. The shirts are a Sport-Tek black dry-weave competitor shirt. They will be available in S-3XL. Prices will vary by size. S-XL will be $ 23.00, 2XL – $25.00 and 3XL – $26.00. Be looking for the e-mail containing ordering information the week of 5/3/2021.
We look forward to seeing the YCARS family and guests out at Westminster Park for ARRL Field Day 2021.