Summer Field Day

Note this page is under construction. 5/14/2020

What is Field Day?

“ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the
fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or
simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for
emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio
come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the
opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate
Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general
public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar. The contest part is
simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal
situations and less than optimal conditions. We use these same skills when we help with events such as
marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at
fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, pre-planned, non-emergency activities. But despite the
development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex
— ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really
matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real
disaster and post-disaster situations.” (© ARRL 2019)

Contact: Dan Farrell KA3D, our Contest Committee Chairman, with questions, or comments. contesting@lvsra.org

For more information on ARRL Field Day go to the official ARRL website: http://www.arrl.org/field-day

For information about our LVSRA Field Day event plan, follow this link: FIELD DAY PLAN

For information about our past LVSRA Field Day event, follow this link: Club Event News

VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO OUR CLUB EVENTS