ARRL Field Day 2020

27 Jun 2020 - 13:00
Brian Bachmann Park (at pavilion)
1600 Rock Prairie Rd
College Station

Bryan Amateur Radio Club

2020 Field Day

Please see important COVID-19 requirements, below.

  • Setup:  08:00, 27 June
  • Operation Starts:  13:00, 27 June
  • Operation Stops:  13:00, 28 June
  • Location:  Brian Bachmann Park, 1600 Rock Prairie DR, College Station
  • VE Testing available:  14:00, 27 June
  • In order to minimize the risk of infection, this is a radio operation only.  There will be no meals provided and no prize drawings or silent auctions.
  • Volunteers needed for setup on Saturday and cleanup on Sunday.
    • Please bring appropriate safety gear if you plan to help with antennas and towers.
      • Hard hat
      • Safety glasses
      • Work gloves
      • Closed-toe shoes
  • Temporary rule waivers are in effect for Field Day 2020 and allow for your participation from your home station:  http://www.arrl.org/temporary-rule-waivers-for-arrl-field-day-2020
    • Your Class D home station can contact any other station for credit including other Class D stations.
    • If you would like to contribute to the BARC Field Day score, you can submit your home station results to the ARRL and specify “Bryan Amateur Radio Club” in the “Club or Group Name” field and the ARRL will add your score to the BARC score.  The online ARRL Field Day Entry is here:  https://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php
    • So, if you are not able to participate at Brian Bachmann Park, you can still contribute to the effort!

NOTE IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/docs/opentx/OutdoorEvents.pdf

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Even if an infected person is only mildly ill, the people they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die, especially if that person is 65 or older with pre-existing health conditions that place them at higher risk. Because of the hidden nature of this threat, everyone should rigorously follow the practices specified in these protocols, all of which facilitate a safe and measured reopening of Texas. The virus that causes COVID-19 is still circulating in our communities. We should continue to observe practices that protect everyone, including those who are most vulnerable.

Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk of COVID-19. To the extent possible, avoid contact within 6 feet with individuals aged 65 and older.   Individuals aged 65 and older should stay at home as much as possible. Large gatherings, even those held outside, pose a significant risk to this population.

 Individuals should avoid being in a group larger than 10 individuals (including those within the individual’s household). Within these groups, individuals should, to the extent possible, minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household. Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining 6 feet of separation from individuals. When maintaining 6 feet of separation is not feasible, other methods should be utilized to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing a face covering or mask, washing or sanitizing hand frequently, and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects.

Individuals should maintain 6 feet of separation from others outside the individual’s group. A group is defined as no more than 10 persons including the members of the household and those persons who traveled together to the event. 

Self-screen before going to an outdoor event for any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19:

 Cough                                 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 Chills                                   Repeated shaking with chills

 Muscle pain                       Headache

 Sore throat                         Loss of taste or smell

 Diarrhea                             Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

 Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

Please bring your own face covering.  We will provide some hand sanitizer and some Lysol wipes on-site.  STAY HOME IF YOU ARE NOT WELL OR THINK YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED!


Online bookings are not available for this event.

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