NOFARS & OPARC Hamfest – October 24, 2015

Since we have been rained out at the Dog Fanciers Club, we have accepted the NOFARS invitation to join them on dry ground at the NOFARS Free Flea.

Date:  Saturday, Octover 24, 2015
Time: 7AM – Noon

The address is:
Terry Parker Baptist Church Parking Lot
7025 Merrill Rd. Near Townsend Blvd.

Free Admission and Tailgate Spots. The auction will be at 10:30AM

2015 ARRL Field Day Results

The 2015 Field Day was a success.  The event went very smooth and everyone had a great time.  We had visitors from press and local government officials.  There was a also a nice competition between the CW and Phone operators this year.  The Phone operators had 11 more contacts.

Here are stats for the current year
1. 254 additional contacts
2. There was 637 CW contacts and 648 Phone contacts
3. There was 15% improvement in the overall score from 2014 for 4,794 points


2014 4,168  1,020 46  4A
2015 4,794 1,274 57 4A


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