We have reserved the Pines Pavilion again this year. You can check the ARRL FIELD DAY LOCATOR on line for info and directions.
We usually start setting up on Saturday 9:00 am, and start take down sometime after lunch on Sunday.
Lebanon Valley Society of Radio Amateurs
Place: South Hills Park, South Lebanon, Pa. Pines Pavilion
Time: 2:00pm Saturday- 5:00pm Sunday
Talk in 147.315 + PL 82.5
Contact: Dan KA3D at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that The ARRL has extended the rules for club competition of 2020 to this year. With a change. You can work FD off site( home, or afield)( use your own call sign and frequency privileges ) and submit as a Club entry. You are limited to 150 watts this year(change). Contact KA3D for help setting up your log and submittal.
The most popular on-the-air operating event in amateur radio. Gear up and get in on all the action and fun!
Participate in your local
ARRL Field Day June 26-27, 2021 Open to the public.
A Ham Radio “Open House”
ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air radio event in the US and Canada. It’s held on the fourth weekend of June every year, and more than 35,000 radio amateurs (known as “hams”) gather to get on the air from parks, campgrounds, historic sites, and other places — mostly outdoors, which is why the event is called Field Day! ARRL Field Day is also an opportunity for radio amateurs to show the public all the things ham radio does. Hams like to think of it as an “open house” where non-hams can learn about amateur radio.
What is Field Day?
It’s a Contest
Some hams compete against others to see who can contact more people on the air, or even competing with themselves to see if they can do better than they did last year. The temporary, outdoor, battery-and- generator-powered setups that are a hallmark of Field Day present an extra challenge for hams who may be used to getting on the air from their home stations.
It’s Emergency Training
Some ham groups use ARRL Field Day to practice their emergency response capabilities. Ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications support in crises when it really matters. Hams also use these skills to help with events such as marathons, parades, fairs, and other planned, non- emergency activities.
ARRL Field Day brings radio amateurs together for a weekend of teamwork, friendly competition, skill building, and time spent with old and new friends — both in person and on the air. Many ham radio groups organize picnics, cookouts, campouts, games, and other activities to make their Field Day operations even more fun.
What is the ARRL?
ARRL is the national membership association for amateur radio in the US. We provide opportunities to discover radio, develop skills, and service your local community. Our mission is to advance the art, science and enjoyment of amateur radio.
What is Amateur Radio?
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for more than a century. The worldwide community of licensed “ham” operators use the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications technology, from Morse code, to microphones, to bouncing signals off the moon. Ham radio operators can be any age, come from any background and all enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data, and pictures through the air to places near and far, without depending on commercial systems.
The amateur radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where individuals can experiment with wireless communications