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June 11: Electronic Meeting: What to do on Field Day

After much discussion at the May 21st UARC board meeting and after assessing the risks and toll already sustained by members of our ham community, the UARC club officers voted to cancel the UARC Field Day event scheduled for June 27-28 at Payson Lakes, Utah.

The ARRL has responded to inquiries regarding Field Day with the following: “Due to the unique situation presented this year, this can be an opportunity for you, your club, and/or group to try something new,” ARRL Contest Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, said. “Field Day isn’t about doing things the same way year after year. Use this year to develop and employ a new approach that is in line with the current circumstances.” Additional information on the ARRL Field Day can be found on the ARRL website http://www.arrl.org/news/field-day-2020-a-time-to-adapt.

Even though events and venues are closed or cancelled not all is lost and hams, being a rather clever and resilient group, will find ways to participate in Field Day this year. The program for the June UARC meeting will be about ways to prepare for and participate in the 2020 ARRL Field Day event while maintaining a level of social distancing. Presenters for this meeting will be Tom Kamlowsky, WA7ZRG, and Clint Turner, KA7OEI. Please join us for the YouTube virtual meeting on June 11th at 7:30 PM. A link to the UARC YouTube channel is provided below. If you haven't already subscribed to the UARC “channel,” when visiting the channel please be sure to look for and press the “Subscribe” button. Go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-zXimUZAog6eyBcU8tj4rg.

The June 11 virtual meeting will begin at the normal UARC meeting time of 7:30 P.M. We will try to have the stream going by 7 P.M. to work out any technical problems.

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Last updated 05-27-2020.