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2019 - ARRL Field Day Event

Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23 

Come join us on Field Day!! 

Get ready for the BARS Field Day Event!

Contact the Chairman Below to sign up for a Band Captian.

- Field Day -          Call Sign     
  Pat Smith  N9TBD   Co-Chairman
  Elden Laffoon  WA9IQL  Co-Chairman  

Get your plans finalized for the largest on-air Amateur Radio activity under the sun!

What is Field Day?
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. Where each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!

Field Day Objective: 
To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. 

BARS Field Day:  
The Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society (BARS) always sets up our Field Day Operations just as if we are in a REAL Emergency.  Wed deploy our antennas quickly and get our radio gear and people up and "On-The-Air" as quickly as possible! 

When is Field Day?
The ARRL Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend of June.

Field Day Hours of Operation: 

     Field Day Begins on Saturday at 1800 UTC =  1 PM  CDT Local Time
     Runs 24 hours until Sunday at 2059 UTC =  12:59 PM  CDT Local Time 


BARS Field Day Schedule: 

BARS - Field Day Setup:         9:00 AM - Saturday, June 22

BARS - Field Day Runs:          1 PM  -  Saturday  -through-  Sunday - 1 PM

BARS - Field Day Teardown:  1-3 PM - Sunday, June 23

BARS - Field Day Location:    Meyer Park, 267 West Briarcliff Rd,
                                                                        Bolingbrook, IL 60440


BARS Field Day Site Location:  Meyer Park 243 West Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.  

We are located on the
 North East portion of Meyer Park near restroom facilities building.  Meyers Park is located across the street from the Fountaindale Public Library on Briarcliff Road (just a little west of Route 53) in Bolingbrook, IL.

See you at Field Day!



For More Information on BARS Field Day and Field Day in general See Below:

Click BARS Field Day Flyer to download as PDF:

Click Here

For more info on What is Field Day - see PDF file:Click Here 
For more info on ARRL website on what Field Dayis all about: Click Here

 BARS Field Day Site Location: Meyer Park, 267 West Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

We are located on the North portion of Meyer Park in Bolingbrook, IL.
Located across the street from the Fountaindale Public Library on Briarcliff Road.

Time Field Day Operating Begins: 1:00 PM Saturdayy to 1:00 PM Sunday, Central Time

Setup: 9:00AM Saturday

Takedown: 1:00PM - 2:00PM Sunday 
Dependant on condtions, usually between

Location: Meyer Park, 243 West Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 
Setup starts Saturday June 22th, early in the morning!

For more information you can contact BARS at