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Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club

SMARC 2023 ARRL Field Day Event

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SMARC is excited to announce its plans for the 2023 ARRL Field Day! We’ll be setup at the Tech Day shop again this year. We’ll have restrooms, an air conditioned area for setup and plenty of field space for setup outside as well. Feel free to bring your setup and get on the air with it! We have plenty of space out in the field or in the shop to setup including room for tents and small campers/RV’s.

The main details

Setup Time and Date: Saturday morning starting at 10am. Setup of the main SMARC equipment will be pretty simple, so don’t expect back breaking labor!

Event Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 24th through 25th, 2023

Location: 4094 N Farm Road 157, Springfield, MO 65803

Operating Time: 1:00pm CST on the 24th operating over night until 4:00pm CST on the 25th, or whenever people decide to go home on Sunday.

Special Class: We’ll be teaching a small class on the fundamentals of building a balanced dipole antenna and the tools and math needed to construct one for any frequency. After this class, participants should have the ability to build their own dipole for any band they chose on their own. The class will take place at 7pm in the tech day shop. We look forward to seeing you there!


We expect to be operating as a 3A station this year. This means that we will have at least 3 operating stations running at various times of the event. The stations we know for sure that will be there the whole time will be:

Station 1 will be an FTdx-5000 on a beam mostly operating 20 and 80 meter.

Station 2 will be an FT-991 on a beam mostly operating on 10 and 15 meters.

Station 3 will be an FTDX-10 on a vertical mostly operating 10 and 40

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

Stations above will be capable of CW operations. 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 unless coordinated with Steve (KAØSPM) or Jordan (NØRK). We’re making this a super easy coordination this year, so don’t hesitate to come and setup!

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! Last year was a bit light on side dishes, so please remember to bring something to add!

Lunch Main Course: Hot dogs and sides.

Dinner Main Course: Steak and sides (please help contribute to dinner by bring along side dish or dessert).

Breakfast Main Course: Biscuits and Gravy and more!

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