Jun 12

Field Day 2017!!

FOOD! FUN! RAFFLES! RADIOS! PEOPLE! Come see what is happening in your Community with Amateur Radio!
Saturday, June 24th 1pm thru Sunday 1pm June 25th (at Brian Bachman Park in College Station) is the ARRL Field Day 2017! Come out and see all that Amateur Radio has to offer. Talk to the Amateur Operators from the Brazos Valley, and listen to radio communications from around the United States and beyond!
Do you have a question you have always wanted to know, or are just curious about how to obtain your Amateur Radio License? Then this is the perfect time to get your questions answered!
HAVE YOU BEEN STUDYING FOR YOUR FIRST LICENSE EXAM, OR WANT TO TEST FOR AN UPGRADE? Come on down then at 3:00 pm in the Pavilion area and test at our hosted VE TEST SESSION. One lucky person who passes their Technician’s exam will win a Baofeng handheld amateur radio!
Various handouts will be available about Amateur Radio as well as radio brochures and catalogs. Study Guide books w/question pools (ARRL) will also be avail for purchase for all three license classes.
SWAPFEST TABLES will be avail if you want to bring something for sale or to buy, as well as a Silent Auction section.
THERE IS  A BBQ DINNER AT 6PM  (tickets are $10 available at the event). You do not want to miss out on all the fantastic food that will be available!

THERE WILL ALSO BE A RAFFLE WITH LOTS OF PRIZES!

Tickets are $5 for 1 ticket, $25 for 7 tickets, $50 for 15 tickets, and $100 for 30 tickets plus  W5BCS membership (or next year membership if current member).

Prizes for this raffle will include:
-1st Place – Yaesu FT-891 HF Transceiver – MSRP: $889.95
-2nd Place –Escape Room BCS (1 room for up to 8 people) – Donated by Jeff Keys (KG5IAD) $250.00 value
-3rd Place – Rig Experts AA-30 HF antenna analyzer –  MSRP: $249.00
-4th Place – SDRplay RSP2   SDR Receiver 1khz – 2ghz –  MSRP: $169.95
-5th Place — TYT MD-380 uhf  DMR/FM ht  – MSRP: $149.00
-6th Place — TYT TH-8600wp   Compact vhf/uhf mobile transceiver – MSRP: ~$150.00
-7th Place– $50 Gift Card to Academy sports & outdoors
-8th Place — $50 Gift Card to Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse                                                                                                              (Drawings for major prizes to start after bbq dinner)                                                                                                                                        

PLUS!!!   Lots of door prizes drawn before and during BBQ dinner. (raffle ticket required-must be present for door prizes) 

Radio Operators: Yes we need your help to man the radios, especially during late night hours.                                     CW Operators:  Yes we can always use cw operators. Bring your own keyer or a iambic keyer will be avail.

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