Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, the KCARC and 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.
This year the KCARC will be back at the Hamby Volunteer Fire Department Station located at 4408 Hwy 351.
Our Schedule of Events: Saturday
Set up 9am
1pm Start Operating
6pm Dinner – Bring a side dish, the meat is provided by the club (Donations accepted) Sunday
10am VE Testing Session
1pm Break down
We welcome the public to come learn more about ham radio.
The “Steam-N-Wheels” Bicycle Race will be held Saturday March 26th . We need volunteers to help with the race and to keep all participants safe along the route. One thing has changed! TXDot has started construction on the routes along FM600. Therefore, a change to the route has to be made. I have a meeting with Abilene Parks Division Wednesday and during the March Key City Amateur Radio Club meeting, I will advise those that wish to volunteer for the race on the new route.
The February agenda will be exciting. I am going to appoint a committee to update our club constitution and by-laws. We also need to discuss the upcoming 2022 Field Day plus, if we have time, I would like to present a program about the National Traffic System (NTS) and how to properly fill out the ARRL Amateur Radiogram. Once again, the best way to grow our AWESOME club is to get everyone involved in some sort of activity. I hope to see all on the 14th of February at 7:00 pm at the next club meeting at the South Side Library at the Abilene Mall. 73,
David Andrews, WB5VIH, will be hosting another International Morse Code class Monday, January 31st, at the south side Abilene Library inside the Abilene Mall at 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm. We will meet every Monday for approximately 11 weeks.