TARC Field Day 2023

2023 Field Day Logo

2023 Field Day Logo

All, the Tulsa County Parks has Chandler Park still listed as closed.

Venue location will be changed to Haikey Creek Park near the TriPlex area.. Scroll down to see the updated info that was emailed out with pictures and video links!

SuperLink Update times: Noon, 12:30, 1pm, 1:30, 2pm, 2:30, 3pm, 3:30, 4pm, 4:30, 5pm, 5:30, 6pm, 6:30, 7pm, 7:30.

W5JHC – Jack

Items with a ? in front of the text means we aren’t quite there yet… This event page is an evolving target for the next few weeks so please come back often!!!!

TARC Planning

Date: 6.24-25.2023
Location: Haikey Creek Park TriPlex Parking
Location: 35.994622, -95.853179
Chairs: W5JHC Jack
Committee Chairs: YOU!
Operating Status: 7AOK
Max Output: 100W

?Bands: (80,40,20,10,6)
Talk IN: 145.110
Simplex local :145.110

Muster: 9:00am 6.24
Safety Meeting: 10:00A (ISH)
Setup: Noon 6.24
Start Time: 1pm 6.24
End Time: 1pm 6.25
Tear Down: 11am 6.25
Camping: bring your tent!

Field Day Facebook
2022 field day photos
2022 field day event info

ARRL Field Day on the fourth full weekend of June every year is the opportunity for thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts throughout the U.S and Canada to set up temporary communications stations and make contact with like-minded people. Licensed radio operators (often called “Hams”) spend the weekend practicing community outreach, emergency preparedness, and technical skills. It’s basically radio heaven.

A contest is held each year with individuals, clubs, and teams trying to make contact with as many stations as possible over 24 hours. Field Day will take place on June 25 and June 26 with over 35,00 people expected to take part. It begins at 18:00 UTC Saturday and runs through 20:59 UTC Sunday. Pack your camping equipment, throw up some temporary antennas, and spin the dials on your radio, because this not-to-be-missed event is rich in history, tradition, and technology.

All hams or non-hams are invited and you don’t have to be a club member to participate. The staff will assist you in getting on the air and teach you how to operate. You don’t have to be licensed to operate.

Logging Lead:
Safety Officer: K5TZS David Griffon
Dinner: 6PM (RSVP Required)
FREQ/Filter Coordinator: Trailer Seat Lead
GOTA Station Lead:K5AEB Ann
INFO Booth Lead: W5JHC
W1AW Bulletin: ?
NTS Message: ?
Rules Specialist: W1PN


Club members please do not park in front of the Gazebo, we have RSVP spots and we are leaving spots open for the general public who might stop by. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Please use the parking lot adjacent to the community center.

Educational Activity:

There are many different educational elements below during different time slots, but don’t hesitate to ask questions before or after the time slots.


As promised the location has changed to Haikey Creek Park. Info has been updated with the address on the FD information page listed below. Please take a moment to watch the video to get a quick update on our operational changes this year. Also please continue reading as there is some new info.
– FD 2023 – https://w5ias.com/events/tarc-field-day-2023/
– Video – https://w5ias.com/2023/06/23/field-day-location-change-update/

We will have access to the TriPlex Gazebo after 8pm on Saturday evening. We will be operating just north of the gazebo, which if you watch the video you will see all that information posted. There are also pictures posted on the FD 2023 info page linked above. It is important that we park above the red line as other visitors will be at the park and need to use those spaces for there event. There is additional parking at the rotunda at the pavilion just to the south as well as the workout space that you passed on the way in. We can camp at this park overnight and the bathrooms will remain open 24/7.

Everything else is on as planned, please bring plenty of cold drinking water and cooling devices as well as a camp chairs as we won’t have seating during the day.

Things we could use:
If you have a sturdy table that you don’t mind loaning please email WEBMASTER@W5IAS.com. Please don’t bring a table to share unless you are using it for your operations. Same goes for a pop up canopy. If you have one we can use for Saturday please email the webmaster so we can get a count. If you need it for your operations, plan accordingly.

Please check in at the INFO booth at the trailer if you have brought items as we might deploy them during our event as needed, don’t self deploy until given the ok.

Questions please don’t hesitate to reach out and we will see you at Haikey Creek on Saturday!


Schedule Of Events (PLANNING)



  • KC9THI – Field Day Crash Course
  • KC5VCQ – Trailer to arrive


  • K5TZS – Safety Briefing


  • W5GGW – N3FJP Logging setup

1pm – Transmitter Operations Begin & Open to General Public

  • K5AEB – What is GOTA?


  • W5AWS – Net Logger 101? – Trailer
  • :30 AE5ME /KI5DAZ – What is Winlink? – Trailer


  • ??? – Radio Direction Finding “Fox Hunt” Demonstration
  • WB5ANX – ARES NET – 443.850


  • K5AEB  & Team-  What is CW?
  • WB5ANX – What is Radio Programming?

5pm – Winding down of Open Events

  • KA6DOy – ANT Anyone?

6pm – Dinner


8am – Did someone say Donuts?



Noon –

1pm – Practice Leave No Trace!


Helpful Data

Field Day Packet
Field Day Rules
W1AW Schedule
ARRL Section Checklist
? Who’s In Control
? Safety Officer Checklist
? TARC Table Assignments & Maps
? FD Prep List
? Job Duties
? FD Presentation
? RF Safety Calculator





South Garnett Road, Bixby, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, 74008

Past Field Day info

2021 field day photos

The event is finished.


Jun 24 2023


9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Haikey Creek Park - TriPlex
11327 S Garnett Rd, Bixby, OK 74008

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