Field Day/ Picnic

2017 Field Day and Club Picnic

The 2017 Field Day is June 24th and 25th at the Jeep Posse building on Commerce Drive in Prescott.  Come out and operate, observe, or log.

The Club Picnic will be held on Saturday, June 24th also at the Jeep Posse building.   Terry Schultheiss KG7BAM has again volunteered to prepare beef tri-tip barbecue that received a lot of rave reviews in 2016.  Cost is $5 because of the cost of the meat.  Go to the menu “Join Us” and then select “Shopping Cart” to order your picnic meals and pay for them using PayPal or credit card.  The picnic meal will be served at 3 PM.

2016 Field Day and Club Picnic A Success

We had a great Field Day and club picnic.  With visitors, operators, and picnickers, there were approximately 99 attendees.  The beef tri-tip barbecue prepared by Terry Schultheiss KG7BAM was awesome and drew a lot of positive comments.  Thanks to Terry and Jo (KF7WOT) for all the hard work in making the picnic a success.  Here is a link to the pictures, most of which were taken by Art Protas KG6AY.  2016 Field Day results have been submitted.  We worked 369 QSOs and had an unofficial score of 2,248 points.  Conditions were not so good this year and our QSOs and total points are down from 2015.

Field Day Story

Where the spirit of Amateur Radio Past joins forces with the Next Generation of Innovations, Interests and Individuals!!!

ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air operating event in amateur radio. On the fourth full weekend in June, tens of thousands of amateur radio operators gather for a public demonstration of our service. Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event and ALL about FUN!

Amateur radio is about knowledge and growth. It is a hobby and service that truly offers something for everyone. Amateur Radio embraces both the old and new. While CW may no longer be a testing element, it is still a strong and favorite operating mode for many. Tens of thousands of operators are embracing digital technologies, from RTTY to newer digital modes like PSK31 and Olivia. Phone operation, probably the largest segment of the hobby, also has new frontiers to be explored with digitized voice, VOIP, and IRLP. And this is why Field Day the largest annual on-the-air operating event is so exciting. It gives all the old timer and the newcomer, the brass-pounder and the computer assisted operator the chance to share and teach the broad range of modes and technologies we find in our hobby.

Field Day is truly the time in which we bring amateur radio to Main Street USA. By setting up in parking lots, malls, Emergency Operations Centers, parks and even at home, amateur operators learn skills that will allow them to better serve their communities. Setting up in these public venues gives added public relations value their friends and neighbors can see and experience the fun and public service capability that their ham radio neighbors bring to the community.

Join in the fun! For more information on amateur radio and the ARRL the national organization for Amateur Radio visit

The 2015 YARC Picnic and Field Day were a success

See the QST Field Day results article and search on W7YRC.  465 QSOs were made with 2,412 points.

Go to our Facebook page for photos of Field Day and the picnic.

Go to Mike’s (W1DGL) link for additional Field Day pictures.

Here is Frank’s (K8FB) link to some Field Day pictures.

Look for an article on the picnic and Field Day in the August issue of the Signal newsletter.

Here are lessons learned comments from YARC 2015 Field Day and Picnic participants: