Section Index Owatonna Steele County Amateur Radio 10-Apr-2017

Check often for updates at the bottom of this page.

is June 23 & June 24.

Steele County RACES
will operate

Owatonna R/C Modelers
Flying Field

4546 43rd Ave SW

approximately 5 miles
southwest of the
National Guard Armory.

Talk-In: 147.105 (PL 100.0)

    How to get there from the National Guard Armory at Bridge Street and 24th Ave SW:
  1. Travel South on 24th Ave SW (CR-75) 1.3 miles to Lemond Road (CR-7).
  2. Continue straight on Lemond Road 2.7 miles to 43rd Ave SW (CR-30).
  3. Turn left onto 43rd Ave SW and go approximately 0.5 miles.

    How to get there from Hy Vee at 18th Street and Oak Avenue:
  1. South on Cedar Ave (CR-45) 1.0 mile SW 28th Street (CR-18).
  2. Turn Right onto SW 28th Street (CR-18) go west 2.4 miles to Lemond Rd (CR-7).
  3. Turn Left onto Lemon Rd (CR-7) go 1.4 miles to SW 43rd Ave (CR-30).
  4. Turn Left onto SW 43rd Ave (CR-30) and go South 1/2 mile.


08:00 AM Saturday, 23-Jun
18:00 UTC (1:00 PM) Saturday, 23-Jun
18:00 UTC (1:00 PM) Sunday, 24-Jun

We will operate through the entire night !!!

All individuals interested in Ham Radio (licensed or not) are invited.

Amateur Radio operators set up and operate organized communication networks locally for governmental and emergency officials, as well as non-commercial communication for private citizens affected by disaster. Amateur Radio operators are most likely to be active after disasters that damage regular lines of communications due to power outages and destruction of telephone lines. In some disasters, radio frequencies are not coordinated among relief officials and Amateur Radio operators step in to coordinate communication when radio towers and other elements in the communications infrastructure are damaged.

The objective of Field Day is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 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.

Field Day activity is very informal, running a mix of bands and modes. The Steele County EOC trailer will be on site.

Be sure to stop, put your feet up, and sit a while. Take a turn at the console, dupe checking, or just enjoy the afternoon.

Check out some of the pictures from the past.

Updated information from Mike KDěDKC!!!!

Check out the YouTube video by NěRPI with past Field Day activities.
We would like to extent a special invitation to all the Ladies (License or not) to come out on Saturday afternoon. We may even talk you into getting on the air.
Talk-In on KěHNY/R 145.490 (PL 100.0).
GOTA station will utilize KěHNY.

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