Field Day 2018 Almost Here!

FOOD! FUN! RAFFLES! RADIOS! PEOPLE! Come see what is happening in your Community with Amateur Radio!
Saturday, June 23th 1pm thru Sunday 1pm June 24th at Brian Bachmann Park in College Station is the location for the W5BCS ARRL Field Day!
What is Field Day? Basically put it is a chance for hams to setup and demo at public locations under simulated emergency (no power) conditions & communicate with other hams around the country & world — ALL WITH NO INTERNET REQUIRED!
So come out and see many things that Amateur Radio has to offer. Talk to amateur operators from the Brazos Valley and listen to radio communications from around the United States and beyond!
Have a question you have always wanted to know or are just curious about how to obtain your Amateur Radio License? Then this is a great time to come and check it out!
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 VE TEST SESSION.
Various handouts will be available about Amateur Radio as well as radio brochures and catalogs.
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!

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-450D HF Transceiver
-2nd Place – Comet CAA-500 MKII Antenna Analyzer
-3rd Place – TYT MD-2017 Dual Band DMR Handie Talkie
-4th Place – $50 Gift Card to Academy Sports & Outdoors
-5th Place — $50 Gift Card to Sam’s Club
(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. Whether you’re an OM or a new ham wanting some experience come on out.
CW Operators: Yes we can always use cw or digital operators. Bring your own keyer or device. Iambic keyer will be avail.
Show & Tell: Got a new radio or other item you wanna show, demonstrate or tell about? Bring it! We’d all like to see it!

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