Field Day will be held the weekend of 21-23 June 2013.
The object of Field Day, since its inception in 1933, has always been about making contacts. This very popular operating event provides a natural venue for having fun, enhancing our operating skills and showcasing our potential to provide communications support during emergencies.
We can do all of the above and have lots of fun. Plan on making lots of contacts
Here's the plan in a nut shell:
21 June — Set-up (0900-1300 and 1700-1830)
22 June — Set-up (1000-1400)
22 June — Start operating all stations (1400)
23 June — End operating all stations (1400)
23 June — Take down (1400-1800)
Click on the links to the right for details on specific activities during each phase of Field Day as well as our requirements and our goals and objectives for this year. Please be patient as they are being updated and may not reflect the most current information. You may need to check back frequently for updates.
Safety is always a concern during any large outdoor activity. During Field Day we have three primary safety concerns. Please click on the safety link on the right for more information on each of the following:
• Unsafe practices
• Dangerous Weather
• Heat Injuries
So what do we need to have a fun and successful Field Day?
It's really simple. We need YOU! We need people for “set-up” on Friday and Saturday and during “take-down” on Sunday. We also need people to help operate our radio stations and log contacts during the 24-hour operating period. We need some “night owls” to operate the stations overnight. We also need some people to help with food preparation and service, clean-up, and lots of other tasks that make up Field Day.
Although information will also be regularly available on the Field Day blog on the AARC website, we recommend you check back frequently for updates.
If you have questions or want to sign up for some specific Field Day activity (it's not too early to sign-up), send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org