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FIELD DAY June 24, 25 2023
LARK members will be participating in the 2023 Field Day Operation on June 24 and 25. This is an opportunity to practice field operations with your equipment and have a good time working with others. Our normal approach to FD is to meet for set up at about 9 AM Saturday and discuss what we're going to do, usually over coffee, standing in the field north of the Livermore Airport parking area. Once some basic decisions are made the operators commence with setup and checkout of their stations and await the 11 AM local start of the event. Most participants in our recent years have not been hardcore operators, rather this is an opportunity for learning and camaraderie. LARK will provide for a later afternoon BBQ and social event in the tree area east of the operating field. Members and family are invited and more details on what to bring will be sent out soon.
After the BBQ some members return to operating and demonstrating how their equipment works, some may spend the night participating. Usually around 9 AM Sunday morning we're ready to dismantle and return our gear to home stations. This is an opportunity to learn how to prepare for emergency operations as well as have fun making contacts with others around the world.
Come join us! Watch for further information in the newsletter, in emails and on our Monday night Net.
Submitted, Ron, AD6KV
Patterson Pass Road Race Sunday, August 6, 2023
This event takes place in the hills east of Livermore. The races start at 8am and finish about 1pm. The ham radio volunteer are there to provide emergency communications at planned stationary posts from 7am-1pm approx., there will be a radio check-in at 7:45am. The ham radio volunteer should be able to handle this assignment with a handheld.
Amateur Radio coordinator: George Moorehead, KG6GEM
Sign Up online here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844AEAD28A6FA7-patterson1
How to have Amateur Radio support for your event
If you would like Amateur Radio Communications support for your event and for assistance in planning for better communications and safety concerns and event coordination, we can help. LARK can provide communications support for all areas where the event is taking place as well as in areas where cell phones do not work. We also can provide communications for the SAG/Sweep Vehicles, Rest Stops, Water Stations, etc. Please contact the LARK Events Coordinator listed on the Contacts Page for assistance.