Field Day 2017

Houston NW Amateur Radio Society (NARS) is holding a "Ham Radio" Field Day event Saturday June 24 from 12:00 pm through 12:00 pm Sunday, June 25. Field day is an annual event sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national support group for Amateur Radio operators. Field Day is your chance to learn about amateur radio. The Get-On-The-Air or GOTA station provides an opportunity for you to participate.

Jerry Whiting KB5VGD reserved the lakeside "Observation Deck” location

  • Burroughs Park
  • 9738 Hufsmith Road
  • Tomball, Texas 77375
  • Phone: 281-353-8100


A printable map as a PDF.

The Salvation Army canteen is planned for lunch, barring preemption by disaster. Tom Atkins KD5EIJ will provide his famous barbecue for dinner.

Class: 2A (SSB, CW and GOTA stations, running on generator power)


  • Friday, June 23, 1300 - antenna setup
  • Saturday, June 24, 0900 - station setup
  • Saturday, June 24, 1300 - begin operations
  • Saturday, June 24, 1700 - BBQ by Tom Atkins KD5EIJ, help from Mike Allen 
  • Sunday, June 25, 1300 - end operations, complete teardown 

Key positions:

  • CW station captain Marty Fitzgerald W5MF, assistant George Paxson AG5CZ
  • SSB station captain - open position
  • GOTA captain Beth Madry KE5IOU, assistants Peter Brown KE5IOV, Sarah Brown KF5LFK
  • Salvation Army coordinator Jerry Whiting KB5VGD
  • Talk-in station captain - open position
  • Photographer John Ellis W5PDW
  • Local Public Official to attend for bonus - needed


  • Generators provided by Brian Derx N5BA, Rob Nixon KD5BXZ and Keith DutsonNM5G
  • Tables provided by Deep Meadow Equine Services, Inc (DMESI)
  • CW pop-up tent provided by George Paxson AC5CZ
  • SSB pop-up tent needed
  • SSB station needed
  • GOTA pop-up tent - ?
  • Talk-in pop-up tent - needed
  • Talk-in station and antenna provided
  • Power extension cables provided by Jerry Whiting KB5VGD and DMESI
  • BBQ equipment provided by Tom Atkins KD5EIJ
  • Station lights - needed
  • Station fans - needed

 Open positions and needed equipment highlighted.


Talk-in frequency National Simplex 146.520.

For more information, click here for a flyer, or contact

 Richard Nelson, NARS President

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