KCARC will be participating in SPAR Winter Field Day 2015, on January 24th and 25th.  

"Since emergencies and natural disasters don't always happen in the summer, during Winter Field Day, frigid winds, icy limbs and bitter cold replace the thunderstorms and blistering heat of summer. In 2007 SPAR established a Winter Field Day event and invited all Amateur Radio operators to participate. . . . The object of the event is familiar to most Amateur Radio operators: set up emergency-style communications and make as many contacts as possible during the 24 hour period. The rules encourage as many contacts on as many bands and modes as possible, because during a real emergency, the most important factor is the ability to communicate, regardless of band, mode or distance."

KCARC's event will be held at the Kent County EOC, located at 911 Public Safety Blvd, Dover.

Our set-up will begin at 0800 on the 24th, and operations will begin at noon.  All are welcome.  Please dress for the weather. 

We hope you will join us!

For more information, please visit the SPAR Winter Field Day 2015 web site.

Inquiries may be sent to Emergency Coordinator Jay Brackin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or to Assistant Emergency Coordinator Doug Covert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KCARC will be participating in the 10th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day, on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village.

The event starts at 10 am and runs until 2 pm.  Club members will be available to demonstrate and discuss what ham radio can offer the community in emergencies.  

For more information, see the official flyer here.  

We hope to see you there!


The 2014 Field Day was held June 28-29. 

What's Field Day?

"ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations."

In a nutshell, Field Day is an annual event where amateur radio operators across the continent get out of their shacks and into the field.  We set up radio stations in the outdoors, both because it's fun and because it's a great emergency preparedness exercise.  Members of the public are welcome.  This is a great opportunity for you to come see what ham radio is all about, and what we can offer in emergencies.  We will be running a "Get on the Air" station, where you will be able to operate a radio yourself and make contacts across the country and the world. Please stop by!

If you're not sure what Field Day is, or would like more general information, you may enjoy this Field Day primer from ARRL.

For More Information

For more information on field day, please see the ARRL Field Day page, or contact coordinator Jay Brackin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

KCARC participated in the S.P.A.R. winter field day event, January 25-26.  Operations were held at the Kent County EOC building, 911 Public Safety Blvd, Dover, due to very cold temperatures at the planned outdoor venue.  

More information about S.P.A.R. winter field day can be found at the spar-hams website.





The KCARC 2013 Christmas party has been scheduled!

When: Friday, December 13, 2013, 6pm-9pm

Where: McGlynn's Pub and Restaurant, 800 North State Street, Dover


Additional details will be available at our next club membership meeting on November 12, or stay tuned to this website and our "friends" email list for more information.



The planned fundraiser at UNO Chicago Grill in Dover, scheduled for October 1, has been canceled, because the restaurant will be closing on September 29.