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Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club

2021 ARRL Field Day – Its gonna be a big one!

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SMARC is excited to announce its plans for the 2021 ARRL Field Day! We’ll be setting up shop at the Salvation Army Springfield Headquarters along with the Greene County SkyWarn, Regional SkyWarn and the Salvation Army programs. Located at the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Chestnut Expressway, we’ve got a central seat for radio operations, public relations and fun events and food!

The main details

Setup Time and Date: Saturday morning starting at 9am. Setup this year will be pretty simple, so don’t expect back breaking labor!

Event Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 27th through 28th, 2020

Location: 1707 W Chestnut Expy, Springfield, MO 65802

Operating Time: 1:00pm CST on the 26th operating over night until 4:00pm CST on the 27th.


We expect to be operating as a 2A station this year. This means that we will have 2 dedicated operating stations that will run on generator power. However, we may add a 3rd digital station depending on availability of that station.

Station 1 will be an FTdx-3000 on a beam mostly operating 20 and 80 meter.

Station 2 will be an FTdx-3000 on a beam mostly operating on 10 and 15 meters.

Of course, we’ll change the bands around depending on what is active and who is operating, pretty much as requested by the operator.

All stations on voice will be using a Heil mic on a stand or boom. Please bring your own earphones if you wish to operate with them.

All stations will be capable of CW opeartions. Please bring your own paddle, we will provide a 1/4″ “stereo” type connector and a 1/8″ “stereo” type connector for each station. Other types will be up to you to match, including a straight key mono or TR style connector to TRS.

Other stations are welcome, but will not be allowed to operate as WØEBE during the event.

Food: As always, lunch and dinner meats will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to add to the mix so everyone will have plenty to eat!

Lunch Main Course: TBD

Dinner Main Course: TBD

Breakfast Main Course: TBD

For more information, don’t hesitate to use the “Contact Us” tab above and let us know your questions!

COVID-19 Information:

This event, as of now, will require masks since it is within the city limits. Most actives will be indoors and indoor restrooms will be available during the entire period. We’re not going to be carried off by a storm this year!

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