Join us at Field Day 2017!

Again this year, MSUARC will be teaming up with the Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club on Field Day. Here’s a quick overview from their website.

To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.


Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday (2:00pm EDT)and running through 2059 UTC Sunday (4:59pm EDT). Field Day 2017 is June 24-25.


Any Amateur Radio band except 12, 17, 30 and 60 Meters.

Log Submission Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Late entries cannot be accepted.
To view logs received see Field Day 2017 Results
Terms of Entry:
– Entrants agree to be bound by the provisions and intent of ARRL contest rules.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the regulations of their national licensing authority.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.
– All entries become the property of the ARRL.
Contact Information:

For Field Day information contact ARRL: or (860) 594-0232.


Field Day is not a contest; no certificates are awarded.


CMARC Field Day location is the back end of Rayner Park, 622 E. Ash, Mason, Mi. Rayner Park is located next to the Ingham County Fairgrounds, right across from Dairy Hill. Drive into the park, past the playground, pavillion, and volleyball field, and turn right on the gravel road leading to the back of the park.

Field Day Talk in Frequency:
145.390 MHz (100Hz CTCSS)

The Generosity of a Legend

Dr. Ed Liebler, W8RNE is a legend at Michigan State. A veterinarian by training, Ed became a lawyer when he was looking to expand his knowledge, and spent much of his professional life as a building contractor, constructing post offices across the state. Ed’s passion for finding things out naturally lead him to amateur radio, an “essential avocation” with many dimensions that fascinated. He was an avid contester, a DX Century Club member, a kit builder, and a regular participant in MSUARC activities.

So it was natural for Ed to want to create a legacy that would inspire the curiosity and creativity of future generations. When he decided to disassemble his elite contesting station setup, the club became his beneficiary.

On June 13 a crew of MSUARC members gathered at Ed’s QTH. A crane was hired to do the high altitude work, and piece by piece, we gently pulled apart the puzzle pieces of W8NRE’s tower and antenna system, for re-deployment at W8SH. In addition, Ed generously donated his pristine TenTec Omni and Centurion amplifier to the club, along with a dozen peripherals, all state of the art and all with low time on the components.

It is said that if we find our way to greatness, it is because we stand on the shoulders of giants. Few Michigan State alumni have had stronger shoulders than Dr. Ed Liebler. And the MSU Amateur Radio Club will be forever grateful for his generosity and friendship.