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ARRL Field Day
23 June 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 24 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. in the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends tooperate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest
and, most of all, FUN!
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, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to 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.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.