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MMARC Field Day

MMARC participates in Field Day each year at Downs Park in Pasadena.  We operate from the youth camping area.  This is what a typical MMARC Field Day is like:

Those who are interested meet
at Johnny's for breakfast, 3023 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD Saturday of Field Day weekend at 8:00 AM local time.

Equipment is set up in Downs Park Youth Camping Area beginning about 9:00 - 9:30 AM local time, after breakfast.  Those not interested in breakfast at Johnny's can go directly to Downs Park.

We set up up to 4 HF stations on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.  Most antennas are inverted V's and dipoles supported by 40 ft masts.  Power is supplied by a portable generator. 

We are typically class 4A (up to 4 HF stations running 150 watts or less, with HF stations operating on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.  SSB, CW, and psk31 modes are used.

We begin operating Saturday at 2:00 PM local time and operate as late as anyone wants to.

Camping overnight is encouraged and many of the radio operators do in tents, trailers, RV's, or just under the stars.

Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch are provided for participants.  The menu usually includes:
  • Saturday sandwiches or hamburgers for lunch.
  • Saturday hot dinner prepared in the field.
  • Sunday breakfast is usually pancakes or waffles.
  • Sunday lunch, typically hamburgers.
The equipment is taken down Sunday about 2:00 PM.

Children and guests are welcome!  Visit us and get on the air!
Maryland Mobileers,
Jan 4, 2021, 10:10 AM
Maryland Mobileers,
Jan 4, 2021, 10:10 AM