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Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club

Winter Field Day and Q1 Tech day are coming up soon!

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Join us on January 27th for a fun filed Winter Field Day and Q1 Tech Day combined event! We’ll start out at 10am on Saturday as usual with a class from Larry Lamano and kick of Q1 Tech day with Lunch and bench work at noon. Operations for winter field day will start at 1pm and go all day/evening!

Q1 Tech Day

For Tech day, bring your radios, HT’s, amplifiers, tuners and other gear as we learn what goes in to making them work and better yet, why they break. Got a broken radio or equipment? No problem, we do bench repair work all day long! We have many parts and pieces available and can usually get you taken care of if a fix is possible or reasonable.

Plan to join us for as long as you can! There is a lot to learn even if engaging in conversations or demonstrations, our goal is for you to have a good time learning about this hobby.

If you are interested in amateur radio this will be a great opportunity to ask your questions. Radio programming will be available to licensed amateurs. Sorry, no scanner programming will be available.

This is a family event so kids are welcome and no alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Younger kids who attend will need to be supervised as there could be equipment present with high voltages. We take this seriously and we will take every precaution to ensure no one gets hurt at these types of events.

2024 Winter Field Day

For WFD, our location is heated and has plenty of room for everyone that wants to get in and operate. We’ll also have fun activities going on during the event as well as movies and popcorn during the evening time if anyone is interested. Parking on site is ready to go as well as handicapped parking (limited). We also have room for those that would like to camp out.

We decided this year that we are not going to do a sign up sheet for operators. Just come when you want and we’ll get you in. Though, we do need people to work late night and overnight specifically. If you can do this, please let us know.

Have some equipment, coax or antenna’s you think would be helpful? Send us an email via the “contact us” tab above and let us know what you have!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2023, starting at 10 am with tech day and 1pm and going to Sunday at 1PM for WFD operations. Tech Day operations will wrap up around 6pm while Winter Field Day will continue on until people are ready to shut it down.

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

What to bring: Bring a side dish or a dessert. No need to coordinate, we can never have too much pasta salad!

Need additional details? Reach out to us on our “Contact Us” page at the top. We would love to know if you are planning to join us. Please go to our Facebook Events Page and let us know.

Food and Drink Menu

Entire Event: Drinks, deserts, COFFEE, snacks, snacks snacks!

Lunch (27th): Hot dogs and sides

Dinner (27th): Chili and crackers plus sides brought by guests.


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