Winter Field Day for 2023 will be held January 28-29, 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 may have a demonstration of amateur communications via amateur satellite and/or the International Space Station. We will also gladly instruct you on operations of the Voice and Digital positions and help you make radio contacts.
The venue will be the same as the ARRL Field Day 2022, whose photographs can be seen here
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!
For more information, contact:
Chuck Stouse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 334-453-3103 or George Milligan, ak4ng.us@gmailcom, 334-300-0719.
What is Winter Field Day?
Winter Field Day is a communications exercise. WFD is held on the last full weekend in January. WFD can be worked from the comfort of your home or in a remote location. You can participate by yourself or get your friends, family, or whole club involved. Winter Field Day is open to participants worldwide. Amateur radio operators may use frequencies on the HF, VHF, or UHF bands and are free to use any mode that can faithfully transmit the required exchange intact. Similar to the ARRL’s Field Day, bonus points are earned in several ways, including using non-commercial power sources, operating from remote locations, satellite contacts, and more.
Winter Field Day is sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association. We passionately believe that Ham radio operators should practice portable emergency communications in winter environments as the potential for freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and other hazards present unique operational concerns. WFD is formatted to help increase your level of preparedness for disasters and improve your operational skills in subpar conditions. Click here to read more about the history and purpose of winter field day.