ARRL Field Day 2017

ARRL Field Day 2017
June 24 & 25

No doubt about it. ARRL Field Day is a highlight of the year.  Held the fourth full weekend in June, Field Day is not a contest. It is, instead, our opportunity to demonstrate to ourselves and others how effective we can be in a field operation, operating only on emergency power.  Hams across the U.S. and Canada will be participating. Individuals and ARRL affiliated clubs will be operating according to ARRL event rules and submitting their results to the ARRL to be tabulated and published in QST magazine. We’ll arrive at the site at 10am am and begin setup of tents, power equipment and antennas. Actual Field Day operation will begin at 2 PM Saturday and run 24 hours until 2pm Sunday.
We’ll be in the planning stages up to the event, so come to a meeting and join in. As with all events, we’ll need help in setting up, operating, and tearing down.

As in several years passed, we’ll be operating from the Top O’ Ledges in the Hinckley Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.  Members will have a tent for the station equipment and temporary cover for dining and relaxing.  For the first time ever, we’ll be operating completely on solar power power. Cooking out is another fun aspect of the event and our meals are delicious.We have special permission granting overnight camping, so if you are inclined, you’re welcome to sleep over. Working the ham bands into the early hours under the stars is a great experience, too.

Field Day is an opportunity for new hams to work all bands and modes because Extra Class licensees will be on hand as control operators.  In fact, to operate on the air, under the control operator you don’t even need to be licensed!

Come join us.  For a map to our Field Day site click on this link PRC Field Day map.

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