Sep 19: Radio in the Park


VE3YTZ & VA3PAX at Radio in the Park 2018

Radio in the Park will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Walter Baker Park in Kanata (same as past years) from 9am to 5pm at the Picnic Shelter.

This year, Radio in the Park will be divided into two activities: the traditional portable radio activity, and a fox hunt / ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) event organized by Roger VA3EGY. Hams are welcome to try their hand at fox hunting starting at 1:30pm. Between 9am and 1:30pm, Roger will be introducing ARDF to sponsors and stakeholders. Due to Covid considerations, Roger has specific times for presenting to invitees of IEEE, Scouts, Christie Lake Kids and the Ottawa Orienteering Club.

The picnic shelter will be used for the ARDF presentations, and as the starting point for Fox Hunting from 1:30pm to 5pm.

Starting at 9am, hams are welcome to set up their portable stations in the park around the picnic shelter using either any available existing park tables, or their own. Mains electricity is unavailable, so hams will be expected to operate on battery with portable antennas. Lunch will not be provided, so be sure to bring what you need!

Porta-potties may be onsite; if not, washrooms are available in the nearby arena.

Disinfecting spray and wipes will be available. Please bring your own mask and use it inside the picnic shelter and whenever physical distancing of 2m cannot be maintained.

I hope to see many of you at Radio in the Park this year. The weather forecast looks good, with lots of sun! And, no tornadoes!

Arthur VA3BIT

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