2017 ARRL Field Day

2017 ARRL Field Day

Johnson County ARES will be participating in Field Day with several different operating stations and other opportunities at the Johnson County EOC. Everyone is welcome, including those who do not have a license yet! There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to get on the air, learn about Amateur radio, and just have some fun. It will run for 24hours, starting at 13:00 (local time) on Saturday.

***This event will have plenty of indoor activities if the weather is not cooperative.***

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio. – ARRL

If you would like to learn more, check out the links below:

“ARRL – Field Day”

“What is Field Day?”

Jamboree on the Air

Over the next 3 days, the Boy Scout’s largest scouting event will take place on the Ham Radio Airwaves with over 1 million Scout participating across 150 + countries…. Lets get on the air and visit with some of these guys and encourage them in what they are doing….  The Dates are Oct. 14, 15, and 16th….
Jay WB5UDA @ Club KC5NX


Ham in the Park

From MJARS President David KD5DK:

The MJARS annual picnic in the park is on April 30th form 9:00am to 3:00pm. It will be at Warren Park, 301 SW Johnson Avenue in Burleson. We are excited that the Johnson County ARES group will be joining us this year. This event is open to the entire family and anyone who you think might have an interest in Amateur Radio. We encourage you to bring your family members, so they can get a better understanding of what we actually do. We will have several radios set up on site for demonstrations. This is a great time to ask questions and get many different opinions. MJARS will be providing hamburgers and hotdogs, so please bring your favorite side dish and something to drink.

County road trip to Bosque County.

Good morning all, I am looking to put together a group of us to go down to the Bosque County Meeting and put a face with some call signs then shake some hands of operators we hear from on the local nets and that help us out during Skywarn nets.

Saturday February the 13th
Rendezvous Point: QT @ 67 and I35 in Alvarado
Rendezvous Time: 16:45 It will take about an hour to get there.

Meeting Time: 6:30 pm. That night they will be doing a raffle for a Yaesu Fusion FTM-400 Radio. Tickets are 5.00 or 5 for 20.00. Drawing will be held at the Belton Hamfest.

Location: Old City Hall 107 N 4th St, Valley Mills, TX 76689

73 de K5ORN