Skip to comments.ARRL Field Day 2011: June 25-26!
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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ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2010
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Got my radios and gear in the truck, ready to set up first thing Saturday AM.
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
Well that’s great NewHampshireDuo.
Wishing you good weather and good luck.
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.
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“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.””
FIELD DAY In The News!
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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.
What Is Amateur Radio (Ham Radio)
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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.
Ham radio Youtube channels:
Thanks for taking the time to watch.
That’s a good thing and a good introduction to Ham Radio.
OSCAR 1 - Historic Satellite at Dayton Hamfest 2011
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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.
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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.
Field Day memories are good and doing it with your family is the best.
Thanks for sharing Goose.
“June 17 2011 amateur newsline report #1766”
“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. Theyll even get you on the air.”
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