Category Archives: Field Day

June 2015 Club Meeting Highlights

We held our June Club Meeting at the American Red Cross on June 8, 2015. The meeting was informative and well attended:

  • Congratulations to all of our members participating in the 2015 Alabama QSO Party. Several of our members participated from our Club Station, W4DHN, and did a phenomenal job with over 22K cumulative points – Well Done! In addition, we had a couple members operating from home, another remotely from Virginia, and a few venturing out across Alabama as mobile stations. Thanks to all who participated.
  • The two new Yaesu DR-1X digital repeaters have been shipped and (as of this posting) have arrived safely.

After the formal portion of the Club Meeting, Robert, N4RNR gave a short presentation on WARC’s plan for ARRL 2015 Field Day, to be held June 27th and 28th.

Next VE Testing Session:  Saturday June 27th, 9:00am, Northside Methodist Academy.

Next Club Meeting: Monday, July 13th, 6:30pm, to be held at Blue Plate Restaurant, 3850 W Main St (Hwy 84W). This will be our mid-year social dinner, so no Club business will be conducted. Members, families, and guests are all invited.

Get on the Air in June!

If you ever needed an excuse to get on HF, here are two great, upcoming opportunities to GET ON THE AIR in June!

2015 Alabama QSO Party
Saturday, June 6, from 11:00 AM CST (1600 UTC) to 11:00 PM CST (June 7 0400 UTC)

Come join in on the fun as hams from all over the great State of Alabama occupy the HF bands for the 2015 Alabama QSO Party. Whether you are a single- or multi-operator, operating CW and/or SSB, from a fixed, portable, or mobile station, at QRP, low power, or full legal limit, we need as many Alabamians as we can get to participate in this year’s event. Participants in the Alabama QSO Party are limited to the 10m through 160 meter bands (excluding WARC bands – 60/30/17/12m). More information and the all important rules are located at

Don’t have an HF station, yet? No problem! The Wiregrass Amateur Radio Club (WARC) will be participating as a Club Station, again this year. WARC will operate from their Club Station, W4DHN, located in the American Red Cross Building, located at 1004 Montezuma Avenue, in Dothan, Alabama. So, come on out and join us for a half hour, and hour, or the entire 12-hour period.

ARRL Field Day 2015
Saturday, June 27, from 1:00 PM CST (1800 UTC) through Sunday, June 28, 1:00 PM CST (1800 UTC)

Don’t miss out on the single-most popular radio event of the year. The Wiregrass Amateur Radio Club (WARC) will participate in Field Day 2015 from the campus of Northside Methodist Academy, 2600 Redmond Road, in Dothan, Alabama.

Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, and part public relations event – but mostly, it’s ALL about FUN! So, come on out and join us. In fact, bring your family, your friends, and your neighbors to share in the excitement. Hope to see you there.