Home Page Owatonna Steele County Amateur Radio 09-Apr-2017

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, 25-Jun
  • Begin Operating:
    18:00 UTC (1:00 PM)
    Saturday, 25-Jun
  • End Operating:
    18:00 UTC (1:00 PM)
    Sunday, 26-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.

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!!!!

  • 09-May:
    Coordinators for this year are Leonard KEBPF and Mike NMDC
  • 09-May:
    Custom Field Day Shirts for OSCAR can be ordered from Court Sports.
    Pricing (from 2015) is $8-$15, depending on size. Add $3 to include your call sign.
  • 20-May:
    Facebook page for Field Day established by Alec KEIDQ.
  • 04-Jun:
    Mike NMDC will talk about OSCAR and Field Day on Owatonna Live. The interview will be posted on 07-Jun. Our own Sandee KDKSA is the host.
  • 17-Jun:
    Mike NMDC will talk about OSCAR and Field Day on the Owatonna Today. The interview will be posted on 17-Jun. Our own Linda KDKSF is the host.The interview can alo be viewed on YouTube.
  • 27-Jun:
    A great time was had by all. Weather was generally good with only a minimal amount of rain Saturday night.
    Media visits by the Owatonna Today Show and Steele County Times. Links will be posted when they are available.
    Logs are posted for review and boasting.
  • 08-Jul:
    The video from Owatonna Today is posted at YouTube.

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