Category Archives: Field Day

Club and member activities related to the Nashua Area Radio Club’s Field Day operations.

International Space Station Could be Active for ARRL Field Day

The folks who are operating our satellite station during Field Day this weekend will want to be sure to monitor for possible crew activity from the ISS. The following is a summary of the ISS passes at our Field Day site:

Rise: 2018/06/2313:01:30305.20.0
Max: 2018/06/2313:06:4017.824.6
Set: 2018/06/2313:11:4789.20.0
Rise: 2018/06/2314:37:59302.20.0
Max: 2018/06/2314:43:25210.275.3
Set: 2018/06/2314:48:45129.00.0
Rise: 2018/06/2316:15:10282.30.0
Max: 2018/06/2316:19:19231.59.1
Set: 2018/06/2316:23:25180.7 0.0
Rise: 2018/06/2407:18:28202.10.0
Max: 2018/06/2407:23:25134.121.3
Set: 2018/06/2407:28:2566.90.0
Rise: 2018/06/2408:54:20248.10.1
Max: 2018/06/2408:59:41332.451.3
Set: 2018/06/2409:05:0554.90.0
Rise: 2018/06/2410:31:43283.50.0
Max: 2018/06/2410:36:42351.019.2
Set: 2018/06/2410:41:4258.10.0
Rise: 2018/06/2412:09:01303.10.1
Max: 2018/06/2412:14:0311.720.1
Set: 2018/06/2412:19:0379.40.0
Rise: 2018/06/2413:45:36304.70.0
Max: 2018/06/2413:51:0131.661.0
Set: 2018/06/2413:56:22116.10.0

Help with Water, Cookies, and Overnight Snacks

My XYL Valerie has volunteered to organize all the meals for field day this year.  Since we starting the setup process early, there are more meals to accommodate than usual but we’ve maintained the same meal plan price as previous years.  As a result, we’re behind on funds and we could use some help with cookies and overnight snacks for operators.  We also could use some more bottled water.  If you’re able to assist, please let me know.  [email protected] is my email.  Thanks & look forward to seeing everyone at the event!

Countdown to Field Day 2018

The Nashua Area Radio Society will again be participating in the ARRL Field Day event this weekend. We have a long history of participation in Field Day and you can read more about some of our previous Field Day operations here.

Team Operating at Field Day
Team Operating at Field Day

Field Day is about training and emergency preparedness, learning about new communications technology, and having fun!

Field Day Digital Station
Field Day Digital Station

We will be a 10A station this year with three towers and several high-performance wire antennas. You can read more about our Field Day 2018 plans here.

Field Day 2017 - New Remote Tower
60 ft Tower at Fiel Day

Our Field Day will be held at the Hudson Memorial School in Hudson, NH an will also feature an Amateur Radio Open House activity the students and parents that were part of our High Altitude Balloon Project 3. We will be supporting an ISS Crew Contact at Hudson Memorial School in November and we will have the primary ground station on-site at Field Day for satellite operations and testing. We are counting down to the beginning of our Field Day Operations –

Field Day operations have begun! Come out to the Hudson Memorial School and join us!


NARS members can still sign-up to operate or to be part of the setup teams at Field Day. Just log in to our website and follow the link to our online signup.

All Amateurs and the general public are welcome to visit our Field Day operation on Saturday or Sunday, June 23rd or 24th.  Click on the white space below to see a map of our Field Day location. See you at Field Day!


Purchase your Food for Field Day Now

If you plan to participate in Field Day this year, you will most likely want to have a meal plan to the Field Day Cafe.  Once again, we are offering a $30 pass which includes unlimited food and drinks all weekend long.  In order to plan and purchase food in advance, its critical that we account for how many people we will be serving.  We ask that you send your check as soon as possible as planning is already well underway.

The meals are as follows:

  • Friday Lunch: Sandwiches, Deli Platter, Chips, Dessert
  • Friday Supper: Grilled Chicken, Homemade Mac & Cheese, Salad, Desserts
  • Saturday Breakfast: Donuts, juices
  • Saturday Lunch: Hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, desserts
  • Saturday Supper: Chicken Pasta Alfredo, Meatballs & Pasta in Sauce, Salad, Rolls, Desserts
  • Sunday Breakfast: Cereal, Bagels, Muffins, Danish, donuts, fruit, juices
  • Sunday Lunch: Deli sandwiches, chips, desserts

To purchase a plan, please mail a check for $30.00 made out to Valerie Merchant at 18 Burnham Rd, Windham, NH 03087.  Please be sure to note your callsign on the check.  If you wish to pay with cash at the next Club meeting on Tuesday, please put your cash in an envelope and write your name and callsign on the outside.

Finally, if any of your spouses could offer an hour or two at meal times to help serve, it would be greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you at Field Day!

Valerie and David Merchant (K1DLM)