2013 Field Day Is Just Around The Corner! – Who’s Doing It & Where?

FIELD DAY IS JUNE 22-23rd 2013

I’m currently compiling a list of clubs or individual stations who are making plans for Field Day 2013.  If you want me to share your location and hours of operation (some clubs don’t run full 24 hours, and/or shut down during the night and resume in the morning), please send an email to info@sanantoniohams.org with “Field Day 2013” in the subject line to get my attention. 

Info updated 06/11/2013

2013 Field Day SA MetroPlease include any details you want shared, such as a talk-in frequency especially if you are on private property or a hard to find location.  Let us know if there are any admission fees (such as operating from a public or private park, etc.).  If you require RSVP, please provide the official contact info for that purpose.  If you are limiting the hours of operation, such as taking a recess during the middle of the night and resuming the next morning, let me know that also.  I know you don’t just want folks to show up for meal time, especially if they aren’t a member of your club.

After sifting thru the thousands of emails on my computer, I also visited the ARRL official site locator page to see what I could see.

And then I looked for San Antonio / Central Texas area on the map, and said “double wow!”  I know of several clubs not shown on this map, as of today as of 06/11/2013, who plan on conducting a FD event.  Click on the screen shot to the right for details.  The little red map parkers are those FD locations registered as of 06-01-2013 with ARRL.  The little comment boxes are the locations that I’m aware of, where clubs are planning their event.  I’ve added some event stations below, from Bandera,  San Marcos, Austin, Kerrville and Corpus Christi, that do not show up on the San Antonio metro map image that I posted here.

VE Testing Notes: There will be 2 VE Test Sessions active the morning of Field Day in the San Antonio metro area: 

  • SARC will be conducting a VE Test Session at 10am on June 22nd, at the Great Northwest Library off Grissom Road & Timberwilde Rd on the NW side of San Antonio. This is their normal date / time / location for such test sessions.  Contact Pat AD5BR at 210-273-5927 or hamtests@gmail.com for info.  Pat will have FD information available that morning for the new hams to go visit afterwards.
  • GVARC will be conducting a VE Test Session sometime during the day on Saturday, June 22nd, at the site of their Field Day. See location info listed below. 

CLUBS known to be participating in Field Day in South Central Texas include…

  • AARO (AA5RO) – San Antonio – Raymond Russell Park, located outside Loop 1604 on the NW side of town (take exit 552). Operating on Saturday only due to restrictions on the use of this park.  . www.aa5ro.org (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/iMHu2)  Enter the main exit off the IH-10 Westbound access road, look for the pavilion toward the back left of the first parking lot you come to.  All radio operations will be in the pavilion or behind it in the field.
  • SARC (W5SC) – San Antonio –  is holding their 24 hour event in front of the Shavano Park City Hall located at 900 Saddletree Court, Shavano Park, TX 78231 (Located on NW Military Hwy between DeZavala Rd and Loop 1604). Operating 24 hours. www.w5sc.org (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/CXYEG)
  • ROOST (W5ROS) – SE Bexar County – is holding their 24 hour FD event from their clubhouse located at 7201 Palm  Park Blvd,  San Antonio, TX 78223. Bring your own beer! We understand they are operating as a QRP Station, with at least 4 stations:  HF CW,  HF SSB, HF Digital and a 6 meter position.  www.w5ros.org  (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/wzDWD)
  • GVARC (WB5LVI) – New Braunfels (Comal County), operating from WQ5C’s house over on the south end of River Road, 24 hours operation. RSVP, talk-in on 147.000 (-, 88.5), Please be courteous, property is gated and requires the owner to drive down and open it to admit visitors at night.  GVARC will be offering a Ham Radio VE Session during the day as well. (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/iS8sE)
  • KARS (KB5TX) – Boerne (Kendall County), operating at Alan Walters K5NOF’s ranch located at 48 Rust Lane, BOERNE, TX 78006, off Hwy 46 east of Boerne, 24 hours operation. Talk-in on the 146.640 (-, 88.5) and 145.190 (-, 88.5) repeaters. More FD details available online at their club website kb5tx.org (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/LcLXk)
  • South Texas DX Contest Club (STXDXCC) – (Bandera County),   (W5RTA)… http://w5rta.org  Location:  W5RTA Club Station near  Bandera, TX. Timing: Regular Field Day Hours.  Activities: We plan to enter in category “3D” and use the club’s W5RTA call sign. We will operate using three (3) transmitters on SSB, CW, and Digital modes. Antennas consist of a 9-element log periodic on a rotor, a Hi-Gain 6/40 vertical, and a large loop antenna. Operation will be at 100W on all stations.  Contact: Those interested in attending the STXDXCC Field Day should contact Marty Meyers at W5MRM (at) ARRL (dot) net
  • Medina County ARC and Atascosa County ARC are combining their event at the POTEET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL GROUNDS, 9199 N State Hwy 16, Poteet, TX 78065. www.wa5ar.org  (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/0a99o)
  • Hays / Caldwell Hams up near San Marcos are holding a FD event at the south Hays Fire Station (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/jqBPS)
  • Hill Country ARC in Kerrville is holding a 24 hour FD event at the basketball pavilion located on the property of the Lady of The Hills School, 235 Peterson Farm Road, Kerrville, TX 78028, just off Hwy 27 near the airport. (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/yDhPL)
  • Chaparral ARC in Seguin is holding an event from the county’s Office of Emergency Management Ham Station,
    415 East Donegan Street, Seguin, TX 78155. Talk-in: 146.52 simplex or  146.76 (-,141.3) repeater. Contact: Joe
    Bruno 210-363-9500 or jlbruno4433@gmail.com (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/qP9q3)
  • Wilson County ARC / ARES in Floresville is holding their FD  in Poth, TX, at the Poth City Park. As you drive into the town, there is a Diamond Shamrock station. The road to the park is opposite that station. There is also a brown sign telling you were it is.  Just take Hwy 181 SE from San Antonio, stop by ROOST for their field day, then keep going on thru Floresville until you reach Poth.  (Google map link to Poth is here  http://goo.gl/maps/OrPuy) Here is the only contact info I have from ARRL’s site.. Talk-in: 146.52  Contact: Jim Helmke KF5KYT, Phone 830-391-4596, kf5kyt@arrl.net
  • Austin ARC (up north a “few miles” from San Antonio) is also holding their 24 hour FD event at the American Red Cross Building, 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, TX 78723 (operations inside w/cool A/C!). www.austinhams.org  (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/eCeev)  Jeff N5MNW might conduct a Soldering PL259’s to RG58, RG-8X and RG-8 session and discuss RF considerations.    And another “Yay Us” for ATX Field Day, Stuart K5KVH got confirmation from Austin Energy to again use the solar demo trailer as our “Green” power source.
  • Corpus Christi – 2 FD Locations:
    • N5CRP – South Texas ARC (STARC) is holding their FD at the Padre Island Yacht Club, 13403 Whitecap Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX 78418.  www.n5crp.org Talk-in: 146.82 Contact: Albert DeMeulle 361-633-9330 or demeulle@cableone.net (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/hllgs)
    • KF5NJQ – INGLESIDE is holding an event in Ingleside, TX, probably at the Live Oak Park on the north side of Corpus Christi Bay, just east of Corpus Christi, TX, and across the bay to the north of where N5CRP is holding their event. Same contact info provided for both locations.  (Google map link here http://goo.gl/maps/Ht4S5)



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