Hammin' In The Park

Hamming In The Park

Hamming In The Park Event
Hamming In The Park Date And Directions
Hamming In The Park Poem
When All Else Fails Hamming In The Park


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For those not familiar with this event, HAMMING IN THE PARK is a Field Day type event...in which everyone comes out to socialize and operate amateur radio. The event also serves as a show and tell for those that want to bring out new equipment or projects that they are working on. Note that everyone attending needs to bring their own commodities (food, non-alcoholic beverages, tables, chairs, equipment, etc.) as this is generally considered a ''bare bones tailgate operating event''.

Traditionally, there is also a ''Celebration Meal'' that takes place at a local eating establishment before the event... as well as after everything is packed up and the event is over.

All are welcome to come out, and please feel free to invite anyone else that you think might enjoy socializing and possibly operating. There are usually plenty of control operators available, so even those without a license should be able to operate. There are usually at least one or two HF rigs, and several VHF/UHF setups (in past events, there have even been computers for VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) operation)...so there is usually a wide variety of bands and modes. Please feel free to bring out any equipment that you would like to operate...or show to others.

But, keep in mind that there may be NO ACCESS TO COMMERCIAL POWER...as this is a Field Day type of event, so generators or other power sources might be necessary for your particular setup. Also, some sites do NOT have restroom facilities, so bear this in mind. Plus, remember to bring sunscreen, and a hat, if necessary; as we do not plan on renting a pavilion for the events, but we will be hoping for a location with some shade.

The photos from left to right are the statement that ''when all else fails, amateur radio is still there''...and a photo of yours truly at his setup, next to a pickup truck, owned by another ham, with a ''cubical quad antenna'' in the back, next to small generators...as no commercial power was used during this operation. The photo was taken at a Hamming In The Park event in March, 2008, near the soccer fields, at Burns Park, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Photos from previous Hamming In The Park Events can be found here.

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Hamming In The Park Event

Any changes or cancellations will be posted to this page.

Photos from several events can be found here. Also, since we do operate outside, weather conditions are always a concern...and unfortunately, stormy weather may be in the forecast at times. For detailed weather for Arkansas, click here. For traffic and road conditions, plus construction zones, click here.

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Hammin' In The Park Date And Directions

The Cabot Nightflyers will try to let everyone know about any changes, additional information, and/or cancellations but they will positively be posted to the Cabot Nightflyers e-mail list, Facebook, and the website.

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Hamming In The Park Poem

This poem is from the ''My Testimony -- To Soar With Jesus Collection''. Writtten by Daryl Stout. (C) Copyright 1989, 2023 by Daryl Stout. All Rights Reserved. Any abuse or unauthorized usage of this poetry will be dealt with at The Judgment Before Jesus Christ. The ''Soar With Jesus'' Eagle Design was created and designed by Dale Larison, and it is used by permission.

The following poem was created as part of a QSL certificate for a mini-Field Day event, called ''Hammin' In The Park''.

My original callsign of N5VLZ was granted Aug. 7, 1991. As of June 5, 2009, I was granted the vanity callsign of AE5WX. As of Dec. 27, 2012, I was granted the vanity callsign of WX1DER. And, as of March 22, 2019, I was granted the vamity callsign of WX4QZ.

Written by Daryl Stout, WX4QZ

1) Whether in the light of day...or even after dark.
This certifies a QSO with Hamming In The Park.
A special mini-Field Day, operation done...
With gathering of other hams, for fellowship and fun.

2) Whether RF or VoIP...the QSOs there used.
Our fascinating hobby...many modes to choose.
Morse Code, Phone, CQ100, or even Echolink;
Satellites, or ATV...more ways that you could think.

3) Local or around the world, in each and ever land...
Operators everywhere, proud to be a ham.
For in this great hobby...our fun there, never ends.
With every ham we contact, they are a new friend.

4) While we demonstrate our hobby, and with others share...
When All Else Fails...in disaster...Ham Radio is prepared.
And so with this contact...logged for all to see.
We extend our thanks to you...and best 73.

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