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Announcements - Field Day 2021

Benton County Radio Operators and NWA EmComm Group cordially invite you to join us for the 2021 Field Day on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27, at 18568 Kilowatt Road near Winslow. Our site sits close to the top of a mountain in Winslow on an 88-acre farm. Elevation at the entrance to the main field is about 2,200 feet above sea level.

Food and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the BCRO Radio Club.  Soft drinks will be provided each day.  Food will be served only on Saturday.  RSVPs are appreciated, but certainly not required. Food service will begin Saturday about 1600 and run through 2000. We will be serving a variety of smoked meats, including brisket, pulled pork and chicken. Side items will be bar-b-que beans, potato salad and coleslaw. We will also have hamburger buns and bread for those that would prefer their meat on a sandwich. Hot dogs will be available for the children.  We will, of course, have soft drinks available and all condiments will be provided. Dessert will feature homemade ice cream.  Food and soft drinks will be provided free of charge to all attending.

Free primitive camping is available (no electric or water hookups). You are invited to bring a camper if you choose, but you must e-mail John Henley Jr. at itacal1001@gmail.com in advance to set that up.

All ham radio operators, prospective hams, all family members, friends, and persons wanting to learn more about ham radio, are all cordially invited for the entire event.

Below are directions to the Field Day site from U.S. 71, from both north and south.

Directions to: 18568 Kilowatt Road, Winslow, Ark. 72959

Heading south into Winslow:

Get on old Arkansas 71 and head south toward Winslow. Once you enter Winslow (from the north), you will see a convenience store on the left-hand side of the road. Immediately after the store, turn left on Sunset Road. Follow it about 7 miles. You will come up a hill and the road curves to the right. In the middle of the curve is Kilowatt Road. Turn left and follow the road until it ends. This is a private drive, so please, do not take this road except for Field Day in June. Thank you.

Heading north into Winslow:

Get on old Arkansas 71 and head north toward Winslow. As you are coming into Winslow, on the right-hand side of the road is a Dollar General store. Immediately after the store, turn right on Sunset Road. Follow it about 7 miles. You will come up a hill and the road curves to the right. In the middle of the curve is Kilowatt Road. Turn left and follow the road until it ends. This is a private drive, so please, do not take this road except for Field Day in June.

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