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Highland Road Park Observatory

AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE FIELD DAY

Saturday, 22 June from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Free admission. For ages eight and up.

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will take part in an exciting nationwide emergency exercise. Temporary stations will be set up at HRPO as BRARC joins similar clubs across the continent in an exciting emergency exercise. Some clubs use strictly battery power and solar power. Some clubs use low power outputs (five watts or less) to make contact with other stations all over North America.

Field Day is a twenty-four-hour endurance session of skill and suspense. How many North American sections can the club members contact before time runs out? HRPO patrons will only be allowed on the property from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, 22 June.

During the entire eight hours there will be…

And at these selected times…

And at times to be announced
*various displays illustrating the role of radio in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

The Amateur Radio Service, founded decades ago, is the original “social medium!” Half-a-million licensed hams—including high schoolers, college kids, parents and grandparents—communicate day after day from coast to coast.

What can people do in the Amateur Radio Service?

What can adults do in the Amateur Radio Service?

What can kids do in the Amateur Radio Service?

Come learn more about amateur, or “ham,” radio at this fantastic annual event. Remember, if you like what you see at Field Day there will be plenty of friendly “hams” around to tell you exactly what you need to do to obtain your own amateur radio license and start transmitting!

[NOTE: Those eleven- to thirteen-year-olds who completed the Forces of Nature Explorers Session the previous week will receive a special prize for taking part in ARRL Field Day.]

2018 ARRL Field Day
2015 ARRL Field Day

Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 05:24 PM.

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