W8GVU Field Day

Saturday, June 22, 2024
1:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus

W8GVU Field Day

Join the GVSU Amateur Radio Council (W8GVU), Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association (W8DC), as well as the GVSU & West Michigan sections of the IEEE for the 2024 Amateur Radio Field Day - The largest ham radio event of the year!

Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

This June 22 & 23 (including overnight), we'll be setting up multiple stations at the Ravine Center on the GVSU Allendale campus as we try to contact as many amateur radio stations around the country as possible.

On June 22 at 2pm, we'll also be hosting an IEEE Meet & Greet lunch, hosted by the West Michigan chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Network with engineers in the West Michigan area while enjoying provided food!

For questions, email [email protected] or join the W8GVU Discord Server.

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Ravine Center

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A professional organization for electrical, computer, and electronics engineers.

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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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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, W8GVU Amateur Radio


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This event was added to the calendar by LakerLink Registered Student Organizations (rso@gvsu.edu) on Monday, June 3, 2024 and was last updated on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 1:01 p.m.