Field Day 2009

Field Day 2009

on June 27-28, 2009 we once again operated from the Cumming Fairgrounds, just south of Downtown Cumming, GA in Forsyth County. A great time was had by everyone.

Once again we obtained use of a lot of resources from the local area, including the Forsyth Sherif’s van, a few trailers from the Cumming Police Department, a trailer from Bullseye Marksman (, as well as the Forsyth CERT Trailer, and others. Also included one crank up tower trailer, one trailer mounted crank up mast, and one enclosed trailer mounted mast.

We operated 5F – 5 stations simultaniously for 24 hours. Those include 20m Phone, 40m Phone, 80m Phone, 20m CW/Digital, and 40m/80m CW. Also included, but doesn’t count toward the 5 stations, are the Satellite station and (new this year to us) a 6m station.

For continuity we used Icom-745 radios on all the voice stations, except the 80m voice, and Icom-746ProII’s on the CW stations. This enabled everyone to go to a different station and quickly start operating.

Want to help for next year? Please come to the meetings on the second Monday of each month at the Cumming Police Station at 7 PM to get involved in ARES, or stop by the Field Day sight at the fairgrounds and join in the fun!