Club members and participants will be setting up our station, W2SO, at the our Club House on Friday, January 25th, after 2 PM. We’ll be setting up the club operating stations, antennas, and amenities as we prepare to camp out in anticipation of this event.
Winter Field Day begins on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at 2:00 PM and runs for a full 24 hours before ending on Sunday at 2:00 PM.
Join your friends and fellow Ham operators as the Lancaster Amateur Radio Club participates this year in Winter Field Day!.
Participate with your fellow Club Members!
Club members and participants will be setting up at the
Dunkirk Camp and Conference Center / Pilgrim Lodge 3602 Lakeshore Dr. Dunkirk, NY 14048 View Map on Friday, January 25th, after 2 PM. We’ll be setting up the club operating stations, antennas, and amenities as we prepare to camp out in anticipation of this event. There is a $25 fee per night for those staying overnight.
Winter Field Day Radio operating begins on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at 2:00 PM and runs for a full 24 hours before ending on Sunday at 2:00 PM.
About Winter Field Day
Winter Field Day has been a popular Ham radio exercise since its inception in January of 2007. In recent years, organization has been driven through the Winter Field Day Association, a committee of operators ready to help run this practice drill.
Much like the ARRL’s Field Day, Winter Field Day is not a simple contest. Operators world-wide are challenged to practice and exercise their emergency communications skills during the winter months, in the face of inclement weather or adverse conditions.
Last year, LARC, operating as W2SO, took second place among indoor 6I class stations with a total score of 5,360, the third largest operating station in WFD overall.
To learn more about Winter Field Day, including rules, site locations, and more, visit the official web site at https://www.winterfieldday.com/
If you have questions about how LARC will be participating, or how you can take part, feel free to reach out to the club via our website or Facebook. Reach us in person at a Thursday open house, or via radio during the Club Info Net on Monday nights.
Ongoing Club Activities
Club Info Net
Every Monday night at 8PM on the W2SO Lancaster VHF Repeater.
Tune in at 147.255Mhz+, PL 107.2, via Echolink, or listen online at Radioreference.
The Monday Night Club Info Net is hosted by Sal, KD2LIG.
Thursday Open House
Every Thursday our Club House is open from 6:30 pm – till ?
The club house is located at 525 Pavement Road in Lancaster Map
General Membership Meetings
General Membership Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm, except July and August
Meetings are held at the Lancaster OEM Bldg, 5235 Pavement Rd , Lancaster.
INTERNATIONAL Lighthouse and Lightship (ILLW) Weekend on
Aug, 20 and 21st. Special Event
This is one of our clubs premier events of the year
A few of us will be camping out there beginning Wednesday evening.
Some members will be arriving for the weekend starting on Thursday
There will be a Civil War reenactment on the lighthouse grounds,
Saturday and Sunday. I was told a cannon will be fired.
They have a very interesting war scenario planned and also camp out.
There will be live music and some special exhibitors there
Our role is participating in the International Lighthouse/Lightship
weekend which is a ham radio special event
with over 400 lighthouses worldwide that are activated with hams.
List of participating lighthouses <http://illw.net/index.php/entrants-list-2015>
Our radio club sets up similar to field day with our hf radios and antennas
We make many radio contacts and send out Lighthouse QSL cards and certificates
All LARC club members and family are welcome to attend and participate
in this lighthouse special event. Come out for the weekend or the day. You can camp out , tents or campers or stay at the local motels
Bring your radio gear, antennas, electrical cords , etc. or you can
use one of the clubs HF stations
Bring a chair !!!!! drinking cup, knife, fork ,radio, antenna ,
electrical cords , rain gear, jackets,
bug spray and any special food and refreshments you would like.
The club will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers
We will be monitoring the clubs repeater and 146.400
Our club will be activating the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site for the 100th anniversary of our National Parks Service. The TR Site is a unit of the National Park Service, the only NPS location in Western New York. 641 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202
LARC members will be running an HF radio station using our club call W2SO and making radio contacts with hundreds of hams.
Our first of several activation’s will be June 11th and 12th. More information on times and radio details will be posted on our clubs email reflector.