Sunday, May 31, 2015

Panama City ARC hosts Field Day on June 27/28 2015

The Panama City Amateur Radio Club will participate in ARRL Field Day on June 27/28 at the Bay County Emergency Operations Center 700 Highway 2300 Southport, FL. We will be having fun contacting as many Hams as possible operating with similar setups around the United States. However, this will also demonstrate a capability to support emergency communications should normal systems be unavailable. The operating hours are 1 PM Saturday to 1 PM Sunday. A good time for visitors is between 2PM and 6PM Saturday but you can come at anytime. We will have various radios and antennas to operate voice, digital and morse code. The general public is welcome and youth groups are encouraged to attend.

The Bay County Emergency Operations Center is 4.9 miles North on Highway 77 from the intersection of  Highway 77 and 390 and then West on Highway 2300 2.3 miles.

Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness Day Event

The Panama City ARC participated in the 2015 Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness Day at the Panama City Mall. The club had a booth inside the mall and a live amateur radio setup in the parking area. Ron KK4DWE amd Melissa KK4SWL headed up the inside booth and Greg N4KGL headed up the outside station. We had many visitors including Gwen Graham our Congressional Representative. Thanks to all the other helpers and visitors from the Club.

See more photos at this link.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hex Beam on Trailer/Tower Checkout for Field Day

The Panama City ARC did a test of assembling their NA4RR Hex Beam and mounting it on N4STC's Trailer/Tower on May 2nd 2015. All went well. The SWR checks were good and some contacts were made. This is in preparation for the June 27/28 Field Day at the Bay County Florida EOC. Thanks to all volunteers that came out.