2016 PARK Winter Field Day - Simulated Emergency Drill - Jan 30th
This is a Drill and prep for a fun time!
We have been requested to provide communications support for a local city. Due to severely good weather we have been asked to provide the following capabilities:
VHF/UHF FM Voice
40 M HF Voice
20 M HF Voice
20 M Digital Communications
And other modes as available
We have been asked to stage at the Lucas Fire Department. Lucas FD is located at 165 Country Club Rd, 75002. This is at the corner of West Lucas Rd and Country Club Road. Staging will begin at 8:00 am. At that time we will inventory our equipment, assign teams and begin setup. We have been requested to begin operations at 11:00 am. The exercise operation will conclude at 5:00 pm and demobilization concluding by 6:00 pm.
If you have the following equipment to loan for the event, please contact me at the email address below.
Inverter based generator, at least 1,000 W
100 ft heavy duty extension cord
40 M dipole antenna with supports
20 M dipole antenna with supports (other options may be considered)
VHF/UHF FM radio with modest external antenna
VHF Winlink system with modest external antenna
HF radio (at least two will be needed)
HF radio configured for digital modes with computer and suitable software
Simple networking equipment (hub, router, cables, etc)
The biggest need is not the equipment listed above, but is the hands and leadership to get all of this running. We will need leaders and support staff for the following positions. If you are interested let me know.
Antenna installation and safety
AC power distribution
Networking and logging
Food and drink (PARK will be providing the funds)
We will be operating from a really nice indoor location. This should be a great time for do a little operating and have some ham radio fun.
2015 Field Day Results
The results are in and we faired rather well. We had a total of 4,852 points. Here is where we ranked:
281 out of the total 2,720 submitting entries
Thanks to all who help organize and operate at the event.
PARK Apparel Vendor
If you are interested in obtaining PARK logo apparel, please contact;
You can look at the offerings on the website, but call David, KF8WS or Shirley, N7UPY, to order. They can provide you with the correct pricing.