ARRL Field Day this year will be held June 26-27, at the site of the Old Time Farm Day, 2828 Sand Cut Rd, Greenville, AL 36037-7219. GPS coordinates 31.798075, -86.726978
Jim Bell will operate two positions this year.
The first position will be a voice station where participants will utilize a microphone and a radio to communicate with other field day sites. This position will be capable of switching to a “Morse Code” mode as requested.
The second position will be a digital station where participants will utilize a computer and radio to communicate with other field day sites. The computer will generate text messages that are transmitted by the radio.
In addition, we will have a demonstration of amateur communications via amateur satellite and the International Space Station. We will also gladly instruct you on operations of the Voice and Digital positions and help you make radio contacts.
So come join us for Field Day, make some contacts and find out about the exciting field of Amateur Radio. You will find out that technology can be fun and useful!
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What is ARRL Field Day?
Produced by ARRL, the national association for amateur radio http://www.arrl.org
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, thousands of radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate 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.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.
What is the ARRL?
The American Radio Relay League is the national association for Amateur Radio in the USA, representing over 170,000 FCC-licensed Amateurs. The ARRL is the primary source of information about what is going on in ham radio. It provides books, news, support and information for individuals and clubs, special events, continuing education classes and other benefits for its members.
What is Amateur Radio
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it’s grown into a worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications technology. Its people range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are just normal folks like you and me who enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on commercial systems.
The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment,
but can create whole new ways to do things.
For More Information visit: www.arrl.org/field-day