Field Day 2018

What is Field Day?

Three HF Stations operate different bands for every hour of the event.

Young and Older hams making contacts in CW (Morse Code)

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.   ARRL – What is Field Day

Come join OH-KY-IN ARS as we demonstrate our members expertise in various aspects of amateur radio such as CW, Digital and voice.

When: June 23 – 24 2018

Where: Mitchell Memorial Forest (Hamilton County Parking Pass Required)

Setup: Friday evening, June 22. Come help setup antennas and see the equipment before it is being used for the event.

Talk in frequency: 146.67Mhz pl 123


Good food and camping makes Field Day a great event for the entire family.

Future Amateur Radio operator making contacts on the GOTA (Get on the air) station.

Bring your tent or RV to camp out, or just come for a few hours. Everyone is invited to Join OH-KY-IN ARS for this year’s field day. Members of the public who do not (yet) have their amateur radio license may join in the fun by operating the GOTA (Get on the air) station. Technician class amateur radio operators can try making contacts on the HF or digital stations, or try making contacts in CW (Morse Code). There is something for everyone at field day!


From Route 264 – (Coming from Downtown) Route 264 to Zion Road. Turn right onto Zion. Turn Left onto Dotty Rd. Park in the parking lot just past the lake.

From Interstate 74 –  Exit 11 on I-74. Take Harrison Ave West. Turn left onto Wesselman Rd. Turn Right onto Buffalo Ridge Rd. Turn left onto Zion Rd. Turn right onto Dotty Rd. Park in the parking lot just past the lake.