Yes, it’s that time of year again!
This weekend, Amateur Radio operators around North America are packing up their radio and camping gear and heading for the wilds… …and parking lots.
Field Day provides Amateurs with an annual opportunity to set up temporary radio stations, that use non-commercial power sources (e.g. generators, batteries, and solar cells). Once stations are operational, Amateurs will spend the next 24 hours contacting other stations throughout North America and around the world; and practice passing Emergency Communications (EMCOMM) traffic back and forth.
All of this serves simple purpose – to familiarize Amateurs with operating in less than ideal conditions, to build teamwork, and practice our EMCOMM handling skills.
Field Day is also a huge social event. Amateurs spending time with friends, doing the hobby we love. The camping atmosphere and commaderie; the food and drink; the laughter and memories. Field Day is fun for the whole family!
For MRARC members planning to attend this year’s event, please email Mark [VE7YMM] here (address requires human editing), with respect to how many family members are attending and which meals you’ll be staying for. Also please indicate if you’re planning to stay overnight (e.g. require space for tent or trailer).
Field Day also provides great opportunity to learn about Amateur Radio, try your own hand working the equipment, and talk with other radio stations. If you would like to learn more about the Amateur Radio hobby, about Field Day, or about our organization, please feel free to drop us a note here.
73 de Mike [VA7BZ]