Field Day – a chance to show the world amateur radio!
It is February and Field Day is just four months away. Has your club starting to planning? Many clubs are still operating in pandemic mode and will not have a gathering site but many will be in the field. Now is the time to get the club together, however you are meeting, and plan for what I think is the best weekend of the ham year. Field Day can be a great opportunity to operate and have fun. It can also be a great chance to work with local authorities and demonstrate the capabilities Earn extra Points – Set up an information table and a Get On The Air station – and get the new hams out for what is often their first real chance to work HF in a friendly contest-type environment. There are some updated rules and you can find them at http://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules. This site is updated often so check back for the latest. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy Field Day. Invite the public, local dignitaries, and media. Field Day is a great photo op for police, firefighters, and EMS. Remember, outreach to the community is one of those things that we all need to be doing.