The DVRA will once again participate in the annual ARRL Field day. The ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.
On the fourth full weekend in June, thousands of radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. This year’s Field Day will be held on June 25th-26th.
We will construct and operate two temporary / remote stations on the grounds of the W2ZQ station. In the spirit of operational preparedness, we will run the equipment on generator power. Antenna setup will be on Friday the 24th at 3pm. Station setup will be on Saturday morning at 9AM. Operating will commence at 2pm on Saturday and end around 12pm on Sunday. Food will be available throughout the event on Saturday and Sunday. A porta-potty will be on site as well.
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. 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.
The DVRA Field day is low key. The focus is threefold: constructing and operating remote stations, learning contest operating skills in a non-competitive atmosphere, and meeting and interacting with other club members. Try to join us; it’s always a good time!