Amateur radio club holds annual Field Day

By Megan Northcote | Jun 22, 2013
Photo by: Megan Northcote The HCARC Field Day is utilizing two antennae towers and three radio stations.

Haywood County Amateur Radio Club (HCARC) is holding its 24 hour Field Day, which began today at 2 p.m. and runs to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23. This year's new location is at 1650 Brown Ave. in the Ingle's parking lot in Waynesville. The event is open to the public.

Field Day is a national contest where amateur radio groups are challenged to contact as many other ham radio operators across the globe within a 24 hour period.

At last year's Field Day, HCARC contacted 999 ham radios, an average ranking in the national competition.

This year, HCARC is operating 3 radio stations powered by generators.

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