For Field Day 2011, on June 25-26, WCARS will be
operating 5 independent stations at the Asheville Fireman's Training
Center at 180 Erwin Hills Road (link
It is less the 1/2 mile northeast of Erwin High School.
We will begin setting up at 9:30 AM for a 2:00 PM start and it goes on
for 24 hours!
We will also have a guest operating station for visitors to "get
on the air" and experience ham radio.
The public is invited to see WCARS in action and join the fun!
Operate Field Day?
To learn how to set up a functional Amateur Radio Station so as to
work as many other amateur stations as possible on any and all amateur
bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and in doing so
to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal
conditions. A premium is placed on developing skills to meet the
challenges of emergency preparedness as well as to acquaint the
general public with the capabilities of Amateur Radio.
WCARS Field Day photos Jun 2007
WCARS Field Day 2008 30-Minute Documentary