W8GVU Field Day

Saturday, June 25, 2022
12:00 a.m.
Allendale Campus

Join W8GVU and W8DC (Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association) for the largest amateur radio event of the year, Field Day!

Field day is a 24 hour long event where amateur radio operators and clubs activate in fields around the country with the goal of making as many contacts as possible in the time period, while operating at a temporary station. This event is based in emergency preparedness, where the goal is to practice setting up an emergency station running on emergency power (solar, generator, etc...) in case it is ever needed in a time of need.

We'll be activating in the Ravine's center on GVSU's Allendale Campus from June 25-26, where everyone is welcome to come by, weather it be to just hang out, or learn how to use the radio! Operating will start at 1800 UTC Saturday and go to 2059 UTC Sunday, but we'll be there earlier for setup.

We will have a "get on the air" (GOTA) station where anyone can get on the radio, regardless if you have a amateur radio license or not.

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Ravine Center

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The GVSU ARC, registered in 1997 and currently operating under the callsign "W8GVU" is a group of students and faculty who provide students a gateway to amateur radio, to communicate with other hams and/or other amateur radio clubs, to provide communications for public service, and to improve student skills concerning radio theory and operation.

Located across from room 202 in the Keller Engineering Laboratories in GVSU's Pew Campus, we have "open shack" opportunities to allow students to learn more about amateur radio, as well as other events throughout the year, such as Field Day in late June, the Collegiate QSO Party in september, and may more!

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This event was added to the calendar by LakerLink Registered Student Organizations (rso@gvsu.edu) on Monday, April 18, 2022 and was last updated on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 1:01 p.m.