Field Day


Cherryland ARC Field Day is June 22-24, 2018

The CARC is providing FREE FOOD on Saturday and Sunday!!


The Cherryland ARC is providing all meals, all weekend long!
There is a special $15 dinner Friday night. All other meals are FREE!

The tentative meal plan is:

Friday – Dinner:
New York Strip Steak – Grilled to order!
There will be Corn and grilled Asparagus.
Also, there will be a wine tasting, so be sure to bring:
– your favorite wine glass
– a bottle of wine to pass for tasting.

Saturady – Breakfast:
Scrambled Eggs or Omelette (made to order), Bacon, Sausage, Fruit, Coffee.

Saturday – Lunch:
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs with toppings
(your choice of cheese, grilled onions, chili sauce, etc.),
cole slaw, chips and pickles.

Saturday – Dinner:
BBQ Ribs, baked beans, garlic toast.
Also Chef Glen will make something unique for dessert!

Sunday – Breakfast:
Scrambled Eggs or Omelette (made to order), Bacon, Sausage, Fruit, Coffee.

Sunday – Lunch:
Hopefully any leftover ribs, Hamburgers, and hot dogs!

Please complete a form for each person wishing to eat meals so that we can have enough food for everyone!


(CARC will provide plates and silverware for each meal)



(If you don’t sign up, you don’t eat !!)
(We need to know how much food to buy and cook !)

(If you have trouble with Google Forms, click here to send an email reservation)

The Cherryland ARC is hosting the ARRL Field Day at the usual location – the Kiessel Farm located on Fort Road.

The Address is:10477 E Fort Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682.

Fort Road is just about halfway between Suttons Bay and Traverse City.

Here are some helpful image maps:


Here is an embedded Google Map:


There will be a group of folks showing up on Friday afternoon (2pm) to begin setup before operations begin on Saturday. Operations will continue through Sunday at noon, with take-down and clean-up immediately following.

Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 PM.
In lieu of Project Night we will meet at Don Parker’s farm, 4786 E Hoxie Rd, Cedar MI. We will pick up the club’s trailer with generators, necessary antennas, kits, feedline, tower sections, and other necessities. We will deliver these to the Field Day site at
10477 E Fort Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682.
Friday, June 22nd at 2:00 PM.
Major antenna and tower erection activities. This is when we start the heavy lifting for setting up the Field Day site. We really need your assistance!Saturday morning, June 23rd.
Finish setting up Field Day, install radios and get all the equipment operational.Saturday afternoon, June 23rd – 2pm.
Field Day begins with all stations operating. Come on out and operate or help log contacts. Everyone gets a chance to get on the air! We have a special “Get On The Air” station and coach for all our new hams.

Sunday, June 26th.
Operations continue until 2:00 PM when Field Day officially ends. Then the task of taking down the antennas and packing up the equipment begins. All hands on deck for taking down equipment and cleaning up the site.


Some people choose to “camp” overnight at the site on Friday and Saturday night.

There will be a porta-john, a tent, and tables and chairs to accommodate people.

There will be several “station” setups including:

  • CW (All Band)
    • Coordinator: Hope AA8SN, Mark KD8EDC
    • multi-band CW station.
    • Antenna: dipole of some variety, or loop
  • 40M
    • Coordinator: Joe KC8RLU
    • Antenna: Array of 5-switchable dipoles
  • 20M
    • Coordinator: Ward N8WK
    • Antenna: Beam on top of tower
  • VHF Solar
    • Joe W8TVT will be coordinating the VHF station.
    • Antenna will be a J-Pole above ground.
  • Get On The Air / GOTA Station
    • Coordinator: Laura WZ8C

Field Day Links:

Official ARRL Field Day site

ARRL Field Day Facebook Page

Can’t make it to the CARC site? Use the ARRL Field Day locator to find another club’s Field Day site near you!


Field Day — 2 Comments

  1. Interested in knowing where you will be setting up … my son lives up there, and I’d like to try to talk him into stopping by. Hope to meet you on the air from FL as call sign W4OT. 73 de AJ4DT