Aero Field Day

Everyone is invited to participate with the Aero Amateur Radio Club, W3PGA, for Field Day the weekend of June 27 &28. The location is at the Essex Skypark, 1401 Diffendall Rd, Essex, MD 21221. We will be setup in the last hanger next to the large parking lot at the end of the road.

We will begin setup around noon or 1pm on Friday the 26th. Our aim is to get as much setup on Friday and complete setup on Saturday morning. This year we are planning to operate class 5A. There should be four HF phone/cw rigs, one PSK31 rig, and one 6 meter station. The antennas will be multi-band vertical, windom, G5RV, full size 2 element 20 meter beam.

Staff will be on location continuously from Friday afternoon thru Sunday afternoon teardown. Luxury overnight accommodations are available ranging from pitching a tent on the grass to sleeping in your vehicle. The location is handicapped accessible. Due to the location’s proximity to the water, you may wish to bring insect repellant.

Any attendees will need to provide their own food / water. There is water available on location for washing, but it is not recommended for drinking due to a high mineral content (well water).

Computer logging will be used using the N3FJP software (

The AEROARC website is at and our Facebook page is at

If you would like any additional information, send an email to Bob, WA3SWA at @

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