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ARRL Field Day 2011: June 25-26!
ARRL.org - THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO ^ | Updated each year | n/a

Posted on 06/24/2011 1:20:30 PM PDT by Cindy

ARRL Field Day Overview

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate.

ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity.  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, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community leaders, key individuals with 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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: altcommunication; amateurradio; arrl; communication; communications; emergencies; fieldday; ham; hamradio; hams; hamshack; longwave; preparedness; shortwave; shortwaveradio

1 posted on 06/24/2011 1:20:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2525048/posts

ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2010
ARRL.org - THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO ^ | Updated each year | n/a


2 posted on 06/24/2011 1:22:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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Got my radios and gear in the truck, ready to set up first thing Saturday AM.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 1:23:14 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2280175/posts
Amateur radio operators go on air for field day - Valley Press on ^ | Friday, June 26, 2009. | RICH BREAULT - Posted on June 26, 2009 12:06:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin


4 posted on 06/24/2011 1:23:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Well that’s great NewHampshireDuo.

Wishing you good weather and good luck.


5 posted on 06/24/2011 1:24:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/amateurradio/index
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/hamradio/index
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/hams/index


6 posted on 06/24/2011 1:24:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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Looks like a mixed bag for weather this weekend. We’ll have 2 cw stations, 1 digital and a GOTA plus satellite ops and a few other goodies.


7 posted on 06/24/2011 1:26:39 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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http://www.arrl.org/news/the-k7ra-solar-update-170

“The K7RA Solar Update”

06/24/2011


8 posted on 06/24/2011 1:27:18 PM PDT by Cindy
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Amateur Radio and Public Service

http://www.arrl.org/public-service

SNIPPET - quote:

ARES
Connect with your local Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) leadership, find resources and training opportunities. Learn More

NTS
The ARRL National Traffic System (NTS) handles written messages via several modes of communication. Learn More

ARRL Field Organization
ARRL volunteers provide leadership in a variety of positions within the ARRL Field Organization. Find volunteers or become an appointee. Learn More

Emergency Communications
Readiness, Resilience and Response—ARRL will prepare you as an Amateur Radio emergency communications volunteer. Learn More

Served Agencies & Partners
Check out these ARRL partners in public service. Learn More

Training
Learn about ARRL’s Emergency Communications training courses. Learn More


9 posted on 06/24/2011 1:31:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.willitsnews.com/ci_18346428

“Contacting the world: Annual ARRL field day this weekend for ham radio aficionados”

By Maureen Moore/TWN Staff Writer
Posted: 06/24/2011 10:54:49 AM PDT

SNIPPET: “A 24-hour worldwide contest will take place this weekend as ham radio operators take to the air in the American Radio Relay League’s annual field day. The goal is to contact as many other ham radio users around the world within a 24-hour period beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday and ending at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Operators will be setting up their stations and will be on the air at various bands or frequencies.

This year, the Mendocino County Amateur Radio Communication Service is again sponsoring a local spot for those interested to take part in the field day.

“We will set up radio transmitting and receiving equipment at the Mendocino County Office of Education in Talmage,” said Jim Cline. “We will be able to test our skills in operating radio communication equipment in situations where electrical power is limited or unavailable.

“This type of exercise, along with operators’ dedication to public service, allows them to step in and help emergency officials, hospitals, clinics, schools and relief organizations when disaster strikes.””


10 posted on 06/24/2011 1:38:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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FIELD DAY In The News!

Read the ongoing news articles and updates here:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&&rls=en&tbs=sbd%3A1&tbm=nws&q=arrl+%2B+field+day&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=


11 posted on 06/24/2011 1:42:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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Most of the clubs are also doing a “Get On The Air” opportunity for those who just want to try talking on the radio. It’s a hit with the kids... of all ages.


12 posted on 06/24/2011 1:45:18 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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Quote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kad5KZKqV0&feature=fvst

What Is Amateur Radio (Ham Radio)
dighsx 191 videos Subscribe

Uploaded by dighsx on Apr 7, 2011

A not so short video on what amateur radio (aka ham radio) is all about. I tell you how to get started in the hobby and show you around my ham shack.

If you have questions about ham radio feel free to ask. If I get enough questions I may do a follow up video.

Sites worth checking out:
http://www.arrl.org/
http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club
http://www.arrl.org/new-to-ham-radio

Places to study to become a ham:
http://www.qrz.com/exams
http://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/

Ham radio Youtube channels:
http://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE
http://www.youtube.com/user/johnrob281
http://www.youtube.com/user/goathiker
http://www.youtube.com/user/gthomas
http://www.youtube.com/user/DD7LP
http://www.youtube.com/user/va3sie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ_ToiQeVH0

Thanks for taking the time to watch.
73s
Jay


13 posted on 06/24/2011 1:46:57 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ArmstedFragg

That’s a good thing and a good introduction to Ham Radio.


14 posted on 06/24/2011 1:48:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSf7HK0V5S4

Quote:

OSCAR 1 - Historic Satellite at Dayton Hamfest 2011
kj4zzv 1 video Subscribe

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Uploaded by kj4zzv on Jun 18, 2011
The operational backup of the historic OSCAR 1 satellite was on display and tranmitting CW at the ARRL stand at Dayton Hamfest 2011.

* First Amateur Satellite
* First Non-Military Satellite
* Launched from Athena-Thor Rocket, December 12th 1961
* Transmitted the word HI in morse code on 145.000 Mhz
* Power Output: 140mW, Battery POwer Only
* In orbit 22 days
* Heard by 578 hams in 28 countries
* Built for a total cost of $68

For a full story and technical details of OSCAR 1, visit http://www.arrl.org/news/oscar-i-and-amateur-radio-satellites-celebrating-50-years

Amateur Radio continues to develop a variety of satellites for truly ‘off the planet’ communication, and is closely associated with the International Space Station.

To learn more, visit http://www.AMSAT.org or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSCAR

Category:
Science & Technology

Tags:
oscar satellite amateur ham amsat radio first arrl leo low earth orbit historic CW


15 posted on 06/24/2011 1:55:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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A couple of my best memories, growing up, with my Father were attending ARRL field days, and ham club swap meets.


16 posted on 06/24/2011 1:57:43 PM PDT by goose
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Field Day memories are good and doing it with your family is the best.

Thanks for sharing Goose.


17 posted on 06/24/2011 2:01:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAsF7QQNIJw

“June 17 2011 amateur newsline report #1766”

va2oz


18 posted on 06/24/2011 2:02:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.tricountyleader.com/news/2011-06-16/Community/Hams_hold_demo_day.html

“Hams hold demo day”
2011-06-16 / Community

SNIPPET: “When all else fails, hams are ready, willing and able.

Over the past years, the news has been full of reports of Amateur radio operators providing critical communications in emergencies world-wide. On the weekend of June 25-26 local residents will have a chance to meet and talk with ham radio operators and see for themselves what this “radio service” really is about.”

SNIPPET: “There are 674,000 licensed Amateur Radio operators in the U.S., and more than 2.6 million world-wide. Hams provide emergency communications for the DHS Citizens’ Corps, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, FEMA, TX Dept of Homeland Security and many other state and local agencies through formal agreements.

To learn more about Amateur Radio, visit one of the following sites: http://www.arrl.org/ newham, http://www.etecs.org or http://www.tylerarc.org. The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk with the hams. They’ll even get you on the air.”


19 posted on 06/24/2011 2:07:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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Following on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/search/ARRL

http://twitter.com/search/amateur%20radio


20 posted on 06/24/2011 2:26:54 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON YOUTUBE.COM:

“June 24 2011 amateur newsline report #1767”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDCtyDIqa5o

“D-Star Scanner Net 61911”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nau86wBjUfQ

“Beam and Extension-Ladder ‘Tower’ for Field Day”
Added June 20, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMXRQG-IeqA

“Hanging a Dipole for Field Day”
Added June 20, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu_YqfE-Ak8

“10-Tower Antenna Array at W3AO Field Day 2005”
Added June 20, 2011 [Note: Discusses putting up
towers in the wind.]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dmMItbiZvY


21 posted on 06/24/2011 2:51:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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Quote:

http://twitter.com/TheRedElm/status/84292212237672448

@TheRedElm
M. Reddy-Hjelmfelt

RT @kc5fm: What can #hamradio do for your #disaster? http://bit.ly/kptUAC http://bit.ly/ifMkXq


22 posted on 06/24/2011 3:02:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: NewHampshireDuo

That’s a good set up.


23 posted on 06/24/2011 11:40:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.dglobe.com/event/article/id/49830/

Published June 24, 2011, 08:08 PM
“Hamming it up in Avoca”

SNIPPET: “AVOCA — During Congressional hearings following Hurricane Katrina, it was said that one of the few examples of what went right during the disaster was the Amateur Radio response.”

By: Justine Wettschreck, Worthington Daily Globe


24 posted on 06/24/2011 11:43:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.ourmidland.com/story_prep/article_cbfab262-c2dd-5ba4-bc90-ae2f94e713f6.html

“Radio Hams’ event in Hemlock this weekend”

By the Midland Daily News | 0 comments
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 8:34 am | Updated: 11:51 am, Fri Jun 24, 2011.

SNIPPET: “This annual event, called “Field Day,” is the climax of the week long “Amateur Radio Week’ sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for amateur radio. Using only emergency power supplies, batteries, generators and solar power, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and back yards around the country.”

SNIPPET: “In the Saginaw area, there are more than 200 amateur radio licenses. To learn more about amateur radio, go to http://www.emergency-radio.org. Judy WeirAuch, KC8BYI, is president of the Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association.”


25 posted on 06/24/2011 11:49:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.arrl.org/news/field-day-from-space-international-space-station-could-be-active-for-arrl-field-day

“Field Day from Space: International Space Station Could be Active for ARRL Field Day”

06/20/2011

SNIPPET: “According to NASA ISS Ham Radio Project Engineer Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, the crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) could very well be on the air for ARRL Field Day, June 25-26.

“The ISS will be supporting ARRL Field Day as long as mission events permit,” Ransom told the ARRL. “The crew will activate one of the automatic modes (crossband or packet digipeater) to allow ground stations to use the ISS as a relay.”

Ransom said that the crew may also be available to support direct contacts...”


26 posted on 06/25/2011 12:06:35 AM PDT by Cindy
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2010:

Quote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvB3CNu2EEY&feature=fvst

ARRL Field Day 2010 Helium Balloon
jerryrp 3 videos Subscribe

Uploaded by jerryrp on Aug 23, 2010

This video was taken at the ARRL 2010 Field Day site for the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club located in New Port Richey. This was our first attempt at flying a helium balloon with a long wire attached. We used a single conductor 24 gauge wire of 130 feet long. Made successful voice and digital contacts around the country with other clubs.

A big thanks to Bill NG4L who recorded and edit this video.

Category:
Science & Technology

Tags:
helium balloon field day long wire antenna GCARC

License:
Standard YouTube License


27 posted on 06/25/2011 4:45:33 AM PDT by Cindy
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A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIELD DAY...

Quote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQWQWE8Sj04

QRP To The Field From the Goat Barn (QRPTTF 2011)
goathiker 88 videos Subscribe

Uploaded by goathiker on Apr 25, 2011

For more info on the iP30: http://www.iportableus.com/_mgxroot/page_10771.html

This video is about QRPTTF which is one of my favorite QRP contests. It’s held in late April and a great chance to get out of the house and into the field with your radio gear and get on the air with your some of QRP buddies. This year the theme was “Out Back”. But our weather snow, rain and strong winds keep us goats at home. So we setup in the goat barn and stoked the wood stove to keep warm. We made about 50 contacts and enjoyed the day in spite of our ‘spring’ weather!

For more info on the iP30: http://www.iportableus.com/_mgxroot/page_10771.html

Category:
Science & Technology

Tags:
QRP QRPTTF SSB goats n0tu n7un FD Field Day dx HFpack wg0at buddipole CW morse code ARRL icom yaesu RADIOAFICIONADOS hamradio radio cw outdoor QSO expedition A123battery amateurfunk iP30 SWRanalyzer minuteman SK

License:
Standard YouTube License


28 posted on 06/25/2011 12:37:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://g0kya.blogspot.com/2011/06/arrl-field-day-message-via-websdrorg.html

SATURDAY, 25 JUNE 2011
“ARRL Field Day message via websdr.org”

SNIPPET: “Been playing with websdr.org today. This gives you access to remote SDR receivers all over the world.”


29 posted on 06/25/2011 12:44:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2011/jun/26/ham-radio-users-still-play-vital-role/

“Ham radio users still play vital role
If storms cut electricity, they keep talking”

Ken Fibbe/Times Record News
Posted June 26, 2011 at midnight


30 posted on 06/26/2011 4:58:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2532778/posts

“How Do We Communicate if a Melt-Down Occurs?”
vanity | 6/11/10 | jobim
Posted on June 11, 2010 1:08:51 PM PDT by jobim


31 posted on 06/26/2011 5:01:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshderr/5873978627/

Photo Caption - quote:

Field Day

A group of ham radio operators checks in nationwide for ARRL Field Day. This portable setup consisted of the attenna seen here, a small radio, an even smaller pack of batteries and a solar charger.


32 posted on 06/26/2011 5:04:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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LOOKING AROUND YOUTUBE.COM - FIELD DAY - A Sampler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKiznq45HwM
Ham Radio Field Day 2011 - Wichita, KS
WJ0E
Added June 26, 2011

#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx869XExs3E
Field Day 2011 Highlights
uDaeth
Added June 26, 2011

#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn_1axr3hLU
Ottawa Valley QRP Society Field Day 2011 - Eric on CW
va2epr
Added June 26, 2011

#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chyGjGLdRnQ
2011 Field Day On The Boat
kk4pq
Added June 26, 2011

#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCmHuhfi3xw
ARRL Field Day 2011
USNERDOC
Added June 26, 2011

#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlYeBCIlE2Y
K0ANT FD 2011.3gp
Brocco2010
Added June 26, 2011


33 posted on 06/26/2011 5:23:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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MORE VIDEOS...

“ARRL Field Day 2011”
The Wounded Vet
Added June 28, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8epLfT_qnA8

“Field Day 2011”
akradionet
Added June 27, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hde8dg9wr2g

STEPPING BACK IN TIME...

“W30K Field Day Circa 1950”
MelSnyder
Added August 19, 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haSYVkzVWvY

“’Radio Hams’ Film (Pete Smith Specialty)” [1939]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBGIdf0VjQ4

“Hello - 100 Years of Voice Over Radio”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cMviApcohw


34 posted on 06/29/2011 4:09:35 AM PDT by Cindy
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