The focus is on GOTA this year
Our focus this year is to make it more inclusive for recent graduates, new members and the public with a program called ‘Get On The Air’ (GOTA). Unlike previous years we will be providing our best antennas, radios, and frequency bands to GOTA on a priority basis to foster interest in the hobby and participation in our programs.
SARC participation in Field Day this year will take place at the OTC and in the SEPAR trailer - with the SEPAR trailer being set aside for GOTA use. The plan is for two individuals at a time operating, one as logger and one as operator. Ideally the logger will gain experience with N1MM logging software before moving into the operating position. You do not require a ham license to operate as I plan on being present as station manager for the full 24 hours. We hope to offer an N1MM workshop or presentation before Field Day. We also hope to offer training on the GOTA Field Day radio.
Are you a ham licensed in the past 3 years but mostly inactive? Please respond if you are interested in:
- Volunteering to help with the set up on Friday (pizza dinner following set up)
- Operating/logging Saturday morning
- Operating/logging Saturday afternoon
- Operating/logging Saturday evening
- Operating/logging Saturday overnight
- Operating/logging Sunday morning
Once I have an indication of interest, I will begin to put together a schedule.
Note: check this blog in the coming days for a "Field Day for Beginners" post.
That's it for now,
Larry Bloom VE7LXB
New Ham Coordinator
Surrey Amateur Radio Communications