Home Page Owatonna Steele County Amateur Radio 13-Jun-2015

Check often for updates at the bottom of this page.

Steele County RACES
will operate

  • Talk-In: 145.490 (PL 100.0)
  • Set-Up:
    08:00 AM Saturday, 27-Jun
  • Begin Operating:
    18:00 UTC (1:00 PM)
    Saturday, 27-Jun
  • End Operating:
    18:00 UTC (1:00 PM)
    Sunday, 28-Jun
    How to get there from I-35:
  1. Exit 43, County 34, 26th Street.
  2. East on 26th Street 2.5 miles to Hemlock Ave.
  3. South (right turn) on Hemlock Ave. to 22nd Ave.
  4. East (left turn) on 22nd Ave.
Be alert for traffic delays and closed exits/entrances
due to road construction on I-35 in the Owatonna area.

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 NMDC!!!!

  • 27-Mar-2015:
    No new information available.
  • 11-Apr-2015:
    OSCAR and the Faribault groups will join together this year.
  • 21-May:
    Custom Field Day Shirts for OSCAR can be ordered from Court Sports.
    Pricing $8-$15, depending on size. Add $3 to include your call sign.
  • 13-Jun:
    If you are bringing a computer to log for Field day you must:
    1. If you have a version of N3FJPs logging software other than version 4.7 uninstall it.
    2.Go to www.n3fjp.com and download the Field Day logging software version 4.7
    The older versions of the software will not work on the network Randy will be running.

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