Field Day

ARRL Field Day 2017

ARRL Field Day 2017

ARRL Field Day is June 24-25, 2017

The CARC is providing FREE FOOD for these weekend meals!


Friday – Dinner
* for Friday, bring your own meat/seafood/protein to grill.
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.
The best wine wins a camping lantern!

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!

That’s right — ALL Meals ALL weekend..
are FREE!!!!

(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. 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 to begin setup before operations begin on Saturday. Operations will continue through Sunday at noon, with take-down and clean-up immediately following.

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
    • multi-band CW station.
  • 40M
    • Ward N8WK and Joe KC8RLU are coordinating the 40M station. He will have a shelter and directional switchable dipoles on a tower.
  • 20M
    • A band captain and shelter are still needed for the 20M station
  •  15/80M
    • Chuck W8SGR and Brad W8QPO are coordinating the 10M/80M station. Antennas may either be a beam, a loop, or a combination.
  • VHF
    • Joe W8TVT will be coordinating the VHF station. Antenna will be a vertical of some variety.

This year, our goal is to operate completely via solar/battery power.
We will have generators on-hand in case of difficulty, but we anticipate no issues.

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

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