Field Day 2016
June 25th & 26th
INDEPENDENCE & COFFEYVILLE AMATEUR
RADIO CLUB - FIELD DAY 2016
Question: what do a climbing harness, a
retired ambulance, hamburgers, and a commercial broadcast transmission station
have in common? Answer: you would find all of them at the Montgomery County
Amateur Radio Field Day!
This year, nearly two-dozen amateur radio
operators (“hams”) and guests met to participate in the American Radio Relay
League’s official “Field Day” weekend. This annual event serves two main
purposes: to allow amateur radio operators to exercise their equipment under
“field” conditions, and to promote the hobby of amateur radio through contesting
and increased public exposure.
The Coffeyville Amateur Radio Club (WRØMG/WRØCV) and the Independence Amateur
Radio Club (NØID) combined forces this year to host a countywide ARRL Field Day
event for all hams in Montgomery County. The event was held at the NØID
Clubhouse, located on the site of the KIND commercial broadcast station near Elk
City State Park in Independence.
For the second year in a row, the Montgomery County Mobile Emergency Operations
Center was on hand to provide hams with additional communications resources. The
Montgomery County Emergency Manager, Mr. Shaun Wallace also was on hand to
participate in the Field Day event. Additional special thanks goes to Mr. Andy
Taylor of the Montgomery County Chronicle for providing press coverage of the
The ARRL Field Day event is celebrated annually on the last full weekend of
June. For additional information about ham radio, please see the resources
available at mgarc.org or at
We look forward to seeing you at next
years Field Day 2017 !
Jason - KDØYEP
Field Day 2016 - Jason's - KDØYEP Photo Page