SWDCARC participates in the annual ARRL Field Day which is held the fourth full weekend in June each year. Field Day 2019 is June 22-23, and will be held at the DeSoto Fire Training Center at 501 E. Wintergreen Rd. in DeSoto. Guests are welcome to come and observe, or participate in this fun 24-hour event.
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) promotes and governs many Amateur Radio events. To learn about these contests go to http://www.arrl.org/contest-calendar. The calendar will note the date and name of the ARRL-sanctioned event. You can then click on the contest that interests you to learn more information about the event, as well as the rules requirements for that particular contest. Happy contesting!
In 2017 the Texas State Parks on the Air Event was April 8th and 9th. They camped and activated at Lake Whitney State Park, just a little west of Hillsboro. There were about 4 RV’s, plus a tent or two, all hams. It was a great weekend!