ARRL Field Day – June 27-28, 2015

ARRL Field Day
Date: June 27-28, 2015
Location:  Orange Park High School
Time: Sat 9am – Sunday 2PM

Setup begins Saturday Morning and the event begins at 2pm and goes thru Sunday.
Lunch will be available on Satuday and Left overs on Sunday.  Dinner on Saturday night will be around 5-6PM.  Please bring a covererd item, dessert if possible.

We will have plenty of cool water on site for both days.

Everyone is welcome whether your licensed or not to operate.  We look forward to seeing everyone.


Field Day Preparation: June 6, 2015

Mark your calendars.

We will be meeting at my place, June 6, 2015  at 9:00AM after the OPARC breakfast to clean up and organize the field day trailer, check antennas and coax, and whatever else needs to be done. This preparation makes the set up on the actual ARRL Field Day much easier for us all. The address is 1020 Browns Rd. Middleburg, FL 32068.  Come out and help prepare for the big event and enjoy the fun and fellowship. With a little help, we should get done before lunch.

Greg Fitcher N4RVD

Click the map below to see the whole map. We’ll be looking for you.1020 browns rd

Silent Key: Dudley Davis N4DPD

I much regret that Dudley Davis N4DPD passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at home with his family.

Dudley was one of the first hams that became one of my elmers.  We went to multiple hamfest over the years and he helped me grow in the hobby. For several years we would goto Grumpys on Sunday mornings. He was active member of the Orange Park Amateur Radio club and member of the Clay County Sixers.

Dudley was a great friend to many of us and will be missed.

The viewing will be Monday 02/02/2015 from 5PM-7PM.
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home
529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073

The memorial service will be Monday 02/09/2015 @ 7PM
Lakeside Church Of Christ
2539 Moody Ave,   Orange Park, FL 32073

Michael Hendershot K4MKH

QRP Meeting 01/31/2015

The QRP club meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Orange Park High School at 1pm.  They do more than just operate, you will learn about electronics, antennas, soldering and more.  If you have an idea for a fun project let them know,  they are always open for new ideas.

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VE Testing and Changes For 2015

During 2014 there were 6 test sessions with 90 candidates. 83 earned a new license or upgraded their current licenses.

Don Fraser(K2DF) has turned over the position of VE Liaison Coordinator to Richard Miller (K4IFG).  During the last 8 years he has conducted 95 test sessions. We would like to thank Don for everything he has done and for supporting the Orange Park Amateur Radio Club,  your time and dedication is greatly appreciated.

The testing dates for 2015 are March 14, June 13,  Sept 12, and December 12.  The contact and registration information is on the registration page.