Field Day 2012
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.
To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (2:00 PM Eastern) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC (4:59 PM Eastern) Sunday. Field Day 2013 will be held June 22-23, 2012.
The West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group will be having Field Day 2013 at John Prince Park at the Center Drive Pavilion.
We will be doing some initial setup and site layout on Friday and then we will be on site between 6 and 7 AM on Saturday to install towers, hang antennas, run coax, setup generators, connect equipment, etc. We will go live at 2PM Saturday and run continuous until 2PM Sunday when we take it all down and pack it away. As always our great chefs will be making some of the best Field Day food in South Florida. Please plan on joining us.
John Prince Park is located on South Congress Ave just South of 6th Ave South.
4759 South Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Any Amateur Radio band except 12, 17, 30 and 60 Meters.
Rules, Entry Forms And Information Packets
ARRL Field Day Website
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