Operating at night,
Field Day 2010. Photo by Jutti Marsh.

June 24, 2017: Field Day

This is a recurring event: 4th weekend, in Jun

The goal of Field Day is to practice operating in less-than-optimal conditions.It's the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the U.S. and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June 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, and an informal contest, and, most of all, FUN.

Field Day 2016: Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. We will be on the air using voice, morse code, and digital modes. Once again we operated in the grounds of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Also, as per the previous year, the event was in conjunction with the JPL Amateur Radio Club and the Caltech Amateur Radio Club. Click here for the flier.

Members are invited to sign up for the 40 meter station by going to SignUp Genius.

Setting up: Setting up begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

Operations: 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday, with the objective of contacting as many stations as possible.

Dinner: Saturday at 6 p.m. Following recent year's highly successful occasions, this is a pot luck.

Pancake breakfast: Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

Visitors: All visitors are welcome to take a turn operating. New ham? Here's your opportunity to get on the air! Not yet licensed? You can operate a radio under the supervision of a licensed ham. Want to learn about amateur radio? Here's an opportunity to see it in action!

And nearby: L.A. Emergency Communications Team (LAECT) has it's Field Day activity at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, in the Research Conference Hall, Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Planned activities for individuals interested in emergency communications and preparedness, CERT teams, and other community groups, government entities and other organizations. Click here to download the LAECT Field Day flier.

A national event: For further detail about Field Day as a national event, see the ARRL Field Day web page.

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